Red Wine Mas La Plana 2017
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The legend was born when, in the 1979 wine contest "Les Olympiades du Vin" organized by the "Gault-Millau" magazine, the 1970 vintage of this red wine from Penedès, which then bore the name "Torres Gran Coronas Etiqueta Negra", defeated in a blind tasting wines such as Château Latour 1970, Château Pichon-Lalande 1964, and the monumental Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1961.
Produced from four different plots situated in DO Penedès, the grapes were harvested by hand and macerated for 20 days. Then they were fermented under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
After that, Mas La Plana 2017 was aged for 18 months in mostly new French oak barrels. It was bottled in September 2019.
Needless to say, this Crianza red wine will improve considerably over the next years.
Aerate at least 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Mas La Plana is medium purple with a garnet rim.
Nuanced and detailed, this Cabernet Sauvignon from Penedès effortlessly combines some deep mineral notes, delicate spicy tips and dash of blackcurrants and blackberries. There are flecks of tobacco and fine leather, and some gentle earthy overtones.
This red wine of Bodegas Torres is crisp, nuanced and detailed. It packs first-class black fruit -mulberries, bilberries- with a gentle wooden note and a clear terroir imprint. Acidity is excellent, with some smooth tannins and a very long finish with some spicy and mineral remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Once again, Mas Plana 2017 lives up to its legend. A magnificent wine.
Mas Plana 2015:
Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Guía Peñin 95. J. Suckling 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|