Red Wine Masia Carreras 2020
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The flagship wine of the Martí Fabra winery, Masia Carreras is born in the Catalan-French border, along the southern foothills of the Pyrenees.
A varietal Carignan, this Spanish red wine from L'Empordà is mainly produced from vines 50 to 80 years of age, and also from over 100-year-old vines planted soon after phylloxera. The vines grow in poor soils composed of slate and granitic sand.
Manually harvested, the grapes first went through a long maceration with the skins.
After completing alcoholic fermentation, Masia Carreras 2020 was aged in old underground concrete vessels for 9 months. Then it was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Finally, this red wine from L'Empordà was aged for some time in the bottle before hitting the market.
Decant this Crianza red wine a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
Remarkable ageing potential.
The wine Masia Carreras is deep purple with a garnet rim.
This varietal Carignan is deep, terroir-oriented and wonderfully telluric. Lively aromas of ripe wild berries, alongisde aromas of spices, bitter cocoa, some herbal nuances, aromas of toast, an earthy layer and an ever present mineral pulse.
This wine from Martí Fabra conveys a profound sense of place and has a kind of elegant rusticity which makes it very appealing. Tannins are a tad rugged, acidity is spectacular and finish is very long and deeply mineral. Although its parts are still coming together, everything points to a brilliant future.
|Our personal opinion||
A distillation of the Empordà essence, Masia Carreras 2020 is full of sun, rocks, sea and wind.
Masia Carreras 2019:
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Masia Carreras 2015:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.
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Masia Carreras 2013:
Parker 91. Peñín 87.
Masia Carreras 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|