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Characteristics of Bàrbara Forés El Quintà
Bárbara Forés El Quintà is a white wine produced by the winery Bárbara Forés in Gandesa (Tarragona), D.O.Terra Alta.
Bárbara Forés is a family-run winery that dates back to the late 19th century, when Rafael Ferrer Forés started to make wine. Currently, Carmen Ferrer and her husband, Manuel Sanmartín, are in charge of the winery.
Bárbara Forés has 22 hectares of vineyard. This allows them to combine altitude and orientation, the pains and the hills, the shade and the sun. Alongside cultivation with natural products and organic manure, they achieve a unique grape that adjusts to the requirements and characteristics of the different farms.
Bàrbara Forés El Quintà is a wine made from White Grenache from two small farms with different characteristics and orientations, with sandy soils and silica sediments. The vines from these farms are over 60 years old.
After the manual harvest, the grapes go through skin-contact maceration for 24 hours. The fermentation takes place in 500-litre French oak barrels. This wine is aged for 6 months in the same barrels with its lees.
Bàrbara Forés El Quintà is a mature, intense and elegant wine. The aroma of ripe white fruit stands out, with flowery notes on a roasted background. In the mouth, it is fatty, lingering and dry.
The name El Quintà refers to how they call the small farms cultivated by the same owner in this area of Tarragona.
SightDelicate straw yellow colour with golden reflections. Clean and bright. Good tears.NoseWine with an average intensity. Its intense notes of ripe white fruit are released along with several honeyed floral and tropical aromas. It shows some harmonious and balanced balsamic and roasted aromas also.TasteThis white wine from Terra Alta has a nice attack and a soft, warm and untuous mid palate. The notes of fruit and wood are very well balanced. Good acidity that provides the freshness needed for the contrast of aromas. Long finish with a touch of bitterness and notes of nuts and toasted.
SightYellow gold with old gold highlights. NosePotent aroma, rich in nuances of dried herbs from the mountain, and lactic smoky background oak, sweet spices, fine and tropical notes.TasteMouth dry, well assembled by fruit wood.
Wines from Terra Alta boast a unique character. This is down to numerous factors, including the region's unique wine culture, the location of the vineyards in the inland Mediterranean, and the abundance of native varieties including the Garnacha Blanca, whose white wines perhaps best express the unique character of the terroir. It is for this reason that these wines hold their own distinctive classification of “Terra Alta Garnacha Blanca”.
In 1994 a major reform was introduced in the cellar Barbara Fores, with the acquisition of new machinery and adapting the building to modern requirements, we pursued a philosophy of respect for tradition and the incorporation of new technology in the extent that both the one and the other contributing something to the wine. In the processing area, the small size of the tubs can deal separately with each of the varieties according to the vineyard of origin. In the breeding room, in barrels of French Allier oak, the wines are bred to be eaten later. Leveraging the structure of the old mills for the winery's cellar has been conditioned as an area for rest and barrel aging. Finally, at the age and sobriety of the stone has set up a tasting room and to the public.