Torres brings Forcada to the forefront

by  |  11-03-2020

Spanish winemaking stalwart, Torres has announced an expansion of Forcada grape plantings near the village of la Llacuna in Alt Penedès. Embracing their overall plan to reintroduce this grape into production, they’ve planted the vines on recuperated stone terraces with bush-vine training in order to approximate what is assumed to be the pre-phylloxera methods of cultivation before this variety was abandoned and nearly disappeared. This project, started by Miguel Torres Sr. and now largely under the guidance of Mireia Torres, has been pushing to recuperate varieties for some time and as I understand it, has been something like three decades in the making. To find old varieties, they advertised a phone number for people to call if on the off chance they encountered a vine on their property they didn’t recognize–old vineyards abound in the region. Most of those that were analyzed turned out to be known varieties but around […]
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