Red Wine Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2015
Reserva red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Carignan and Grenache aged for 12 months in barrels and for 4 years minimum in the bottle.
Availability: In stock
Produced by bodega Mas Llunes, Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2015 is a truly remarkable, yet scarcely known Spanish red wine from DO Empordà.
A blend of old-vines Carignan and Grenache, the grapes come from a single plot with slate soils, Finca Butarós, planted in the late XIXth century near the village of Garriguella, Alt Empordà.
Hand-harvested and carefully selected, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature with a daily pump-over.
After completing malolactic fermentation, this red wine from L'Empordà was blended and transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged for a period of 12 months.
Finally, this reserva red wine was bottled and aged for 4 years minimum before hitting the market.
Be sure to decant it at leas 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Mas Llunes Finca Butarós is deep ruby with some violet reflections.
Rather tight at first, after some aeration this blend of Carignan and Grenache begins to sing, with impressively deep aromas of bluberries, cassis and ripe cherries, intriguing notes of tar and charcoal, notes of aromatic herbs and dim suggestions of clove, leather and cinnamon.
Dark and brooding, but not over the top, this wine of bodega Mas Llunes exhibits the depth and inner drama which defines the best wines from Empordà. Impressive natural concentration, with sinewy tannins, spectacular acidity and an impressively long finish with profound mineral nuances and notes of herbs and fine tobacco.
|Our personal opinion||
Remember this name: Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2015. One of Spain's best unknown wines.
Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2014:
Vinari Awards 2020: Gran Gold Vinari (Best Catalan Wine).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena 60%, Garnacha 40%.|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|