Familia Torres: Decanter Proclaims Grans Muralles 2016 among the World’s 50 Best Wines

11 Nov 2020

Grans Muralles, the wine made by Familia Torres in the DO Conca de Barberà, was again named “Best in Show” at the Decanter World Wine Awards, the biggest international wine competition, organized by British magazine Decanter. This year’s award went to the 2016 vintage. For the second year in a row, this Mediterranean red wine made using native varieties, including some ancestral varieties, obtained 97 points and the highest distinction in this prestigious competition, placing it one of the world’s 50 best wines. It is also one of four Spanish wines – and the only Catalan wine – that appears in this exclusive category, chosen from among more than 16,500 wines from 55 countries. Grans Muralles, first made in 1996, is the first exponent of the project to recover ancestral varieties that Familia Torres started in the early 1980s. The blend features Garró, Querol, Garnacha, Cariñena, and Monastrell, creating a rich wine that is aromatic and perfectly balanced, where the freshness predominates. Says Miguel Torres Maczassek, from the fifth generation of the Torres family: “Grans Muralles 2016 is one of the great vintages of this decade; it shows with considerable precision the Mediterranean character that comes from its landscape and its ancient varieties. The Decanter award is a huge recognition in general for the Mediterranean red wines from this area.”