The forgotten Catalonian grapes found by Torres

The large wine company Torres of Catalonia in Northern Spain continues its work with so-called forgotten grape varieties. Torres has been working on this project in Catalonia for 30 years now. One reason for the project is that they hope that some of these grapes will prove to be well suited for the future when the climate gets warmer and warmer.

Torres prestige wine Grans Muralles already includes the grape Querol (named after the village where Torres found it). Querol has shown to maintain acidity, even at very hot temperatures. Other local, forgotten grapes that Torres has great expectations for are Gonfaus and Moneau and white grapes Selma and Pirene. They just need to get their approval from the Spanish authorities.

These forgotten grapes Torres is now reviving vanished more or less during the ravages of phylloxera in the late 1800s.

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Hills and terraced vineyards. Priorato, Catalonia, Spain

Hills and terraced vineyards. Priorato, Catalonia, Spain, copyright BKWine Photography

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