Familia Torres Purgatori
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
MADE ON EARTH, DESIRED IN HEAVEN
Purgatori is a testament to the presence of Benedictine monks in a land that to them represented penance and discovery: an extreme climate and a special terroir for a superior wine. In 1770, the Abbey of Montserrat ordered an estate to be built at L’Aranyó, an inhospitable site far from the monastery, in an area known for its extreme climate and harsh living conditions. This is where disobedient friars were sent, who would do their penance by working the land. What they discovered was a terroir with great potential for making an exceptional wine. Legend has it that large barrels would mysteriously disappear. Some said that angels took them to heaven. Since 2012, we have been carrying on the monks’ legacy by making a fresh, elegant wine full of personality.