2020 Lectores Vini Pomagrana, Conca de Barberà, Spain
100 % Trepat
Fredi Torres is a curious and tireless oenologist. After leaving his career as a DJ, he decided to recover his Iberian roots. His parents were dedicated to farming and fishing in Galicia, and after studying viticulture and wine making in Switzerland and going through the best wineries in Burgundy, Argentina, South Africa and Priorat, it was in this last region where his first project with his Swiss partners started in 2004. This project was called Saó del Coster.
It was in 2013, after leaving Saó del Coster, when he acquired his first vineyards in Priorat. At the same time, he began his collaboration with the brothers Carlos and Juan Rodríguez in Ribeira Sacra under the name of Sílice Viticultores.
Currently Fredi Torres also works on different projects in the Montsant with Frenchman Antoine Touton, and in Conca de Barberá, with Marc Lecha. They form the tandem Lectores Vini, and they have made their first wine, Pomagrana.
Pomagrana is a wine made with Tempranillo and Trepat from a vineyard planted in 2005 in Barberà de la Conca at an altitude of 470 metres. The vineyard is planted on clay-calcareous soils and it has an important presence of pebbles. Here, they practice organic viticulture with little intervention.
Harvest is performed by hand. Once in the winery, the grapes are completely destemmed and macerated for around 15 days. After the pressing, the grapes ferment with native yeasts in stainless steel deposits. After the fermentation, the wine remains in the deposits on its fine lees for 4 months. It is bottled after a gentle filtering.
Pomagrana is a fruity, light and fragrant wine. On the nose, the aromas of fresh red fruit stand out, with light flowery notes. In the mouth, it is easy to drink, very fresh and with a long finish.