Red Wine Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2016

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.

Reserva. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Mas Llunes
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by bodega Mas LlunesMas Llunes Finca Butarós is a truly remarkable, yet scarcely known Spanish red wine from DO Empordà, Catalonia's northernmost designation of origin.

A blend of old-vines Carignan and Grenache, the grapes come from a single parcel 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, Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2016 was bottled and aged for 4 years minimum before hitting the market.

Be sure to decant this Reserva red wine at leas 1 hour before drinking.

Limited production.

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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 2016. One of Spain's best unknown wines.


Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 91.

Mas Llunes Finca Butarós 2014:

Vinari Awards 2020: Gran Gold Vinari (Best Catalan Wine).
Challenge Internation du Vin de Paris 2019: Gold Medal.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
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
1 Review
Spectacular wine
This is quite impressive. Brooding and dramatic, with a dry minerality and immense depth. Comparable to high-end Chateauneufs.
Review by (Posted on 24 January 2023)
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