This wine is crafted from a blend of Carignan (Cariñena), Syrah, and Grenache coming from small vineyards that have very different soils and micro-terroirs throughout the Montsant region, which provides for a very complex wine.
The harvest was carried out by hand and the grapes were individually selected at the vineyards.
Each grape variety received a separate vinification process in stainless-steel vats. Subsequently the wine was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 18 months.
Drink until 2023+.
Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
|Appearance||This is a clean, intense, and bright cherry red coloured wine with scarlet edges.|
Ripe black fruits and jams, alongside creamy seasonings (vanilla and cinnamon) along with a pinch of spices (pepper). Some toasted notes that become more enticing and marked with time. There are also earthy notes, intertwined with Cuban cigar aromas, cocoa and some earthy and mineral nuances.
Strong and full-bodied wine, but very fresh. Juicy red fruit, some creamy oak ageing notes, remembrances of flowers, spices, lavender, and deep mineral undertones. Very good acidity and bold tannins that promise a long life ahead. There is a very long finish that has a powerful persistency leaving flavorful and fruity sensations on the palate along with an aftertaste that is reminiscent of minerals, resin, blue flowers and fresh balsam.
|Our personal opinion||
Mas de Can Blau 2012 is powerful and age-worthy. Enjoy it with hearty dishes, and be sure to decant it.
Mas de Can Blau 2011:
Peñín 92. Wine Enthusiast 92. Wine Spectator 90.
Mas de Can Blau 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena, Syrah, Cariñena.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Romantic Dinner|