Red Wine Jané Ventura Mas Vilella 2010
Red wine from Penedès made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Sumoll and aged for 13 months in French oak barrels.
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This hedonistic Mediterranean red, Jané Ventura Mas Vilella 2010, crafted by the distinguished Jané Ventura winery, is made from a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a tiny amount of the exceedingly interesting, long forgotten, indigenous Sumoll grape.
The Cabernet vineyards are located in the Mas Vilella estate, near La Bisbal del Penedès. The low-yielding vines are about 30 years old and are planted in the foothills of the Montmell mountains, at an altitude between 220 and 280 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of sand and limestone. The mediterranean climate of the region is mellowed by cool sea breezes.
Perfectly adapted to the soil, in 2010 the Cabernet vines reached unexpected levels of finesse and complexity, as the cold vintage allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily, thus bringing this Jané Ventura Mas Vilella 2010 a remarkable ageing potential.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were macerated for over a period of 15 days at a temperature between 25ºC and 28ºC. After finishing fermentation, the wine was aged in new and semi-new French oak barrels for 13 months. Finally, Jané Ventura Mas Vilella 2010 was bottled in January 2012.
Jané Ventura Mas Vilella 2010 has a medium-high cherry coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Helped by the exotic Sumoll, Cabernet shows tremendous elegance here, displaying clean notes of red fruits, some jammy touches, hints of Mediterranean forest and even some incense remembrances. In the background, some balsamic notes, touches of vanilla and hints of white flowers.
Elegant, but, for a Cabernet, lighter than one might think. It is meaty, but not at all heavy, with ripe fruit and notes of vanilla and cocoa. Tight, tense and well-structured, with a smooth texture, lively tannins that promise a long life for the wine and a wonderful integration of alcohol, that passes completely unnoticed. Long, spicy finish with some woodland undertones, one of Sumoll's trademarks.
|Our personal opinion||
Previous vintages of Jané Ventura Mas Vilella always showed a light, Atlantic character that has reached its peak in this wonderful 2010 vintage.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||13|
|Percentage of variety||“Cabernet Sauvignon”:”95%” “Sumoll”:”5%”|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cured duck breast, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, semi-curred cheese|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|