Barbara Fores Terra Alta El Templari DO 2012 (Catalunya, Spain) "...dry rose, raspberry, balsamic..."
Varietals - 30% Garnacha/ 70% Morenillo
This wine….. El Templari sets out to show the potential of the Morenillo grape variety. Indigenous to the region, it adds a distinctive red cherry character. The mediteraneans response to Pinot Noir.
A visit to Barbara Fores is a family experience. Mari Carmen De Bàrbara Forés is the mother and matriarch of the winery. A skilled hand shown through the balance, depth, complexity and purity across the range of wines. The wines carry with them personality reflecting the character of the each of the vineyards. Indigenous varieties such as the red grape variety Morenillo, are seeing a renaissance thanks to the efforts of people like Mari. To show the importance and character of the indigenous grapes versus the more commercial varieties, which have been planted in recent years.
"The red 2011 El Templari is a blend of 35% Garnacha with a majority of the local Morenillo (also known as Mando in other zones) aged in French oak barrels for one year. It depicts a bright ruby color with a fragrant, perfumed nose of red fruit and flowers, quite subtle and elegant, with a fresh and light palate with clean flavors, sharp fruit and good balance with an overall sense of harmony. Very drinkable and pleasant, at a great price." - 91 Points, Wine Advocate