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Masia Carreras 2016

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€20.85

Masia Carreras 2016

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€20.85
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Details

Produced by the Martí Fabra winery, Masia Carreras is born in the Catalan-French border, along the southern foothills of the Pyrenees.

The flagship wine of the winery, and one of the most representative wines from L'Empordà, this Spanish red wine is made from 50% Grenache, 35% Samsó (Carignan), 5% Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah.

The two main varieties come from low-yielding vineyards, 50 to 80 years of age, planted on slate soils with very low levels of organic matter. They are constantly swept by the harsh northern wind called Tramuntana.

The grapes of this red wine from L'Empordà were manually harvested and traditionally vinified.

After a prolonged maceration with the skins, Masia Carreras 2016 was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Drink until 2026+.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Masia Carreras has a deep, intense cherry-red colour with a garnet rim.

 

Nose

This red wine by Martí Fabra is deep, terroir-oriented and wonderfully telluric. This wine made from old-vines exhibits lively aromas of ripe black and red fruit, alongisde aromas of spices, cocoa, some herbal nuances, aromas of toast, an earthy layer and an ever present mineral pulse.

 

Palate

Powerful, savoury and uncompromisingly authentic. The fruit of this reserve red wine has a great purity, and it is nuanced with notes of spices, cocoa, underbrush, coffee and minerality that are slowly coming together. Smooth tannins, fresh acidity and long, mineral finish. It is obvious that this Empordà red wine will considerably improve over the next years.

 

Our personal opinion

A most faithful portrait of L'Empordà, Masia Carreras 2016 is full of sun, rocks, sea and wind.

OTHER VINTAGES

Masia Carreras 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.

Masia Carreras 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Masia Carreras 2013:

Parker 91. Peñín 87.

Masia Carreras 2010:

Parker 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha 50%, Samsó 35%, Ull de Llebre 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Syrah 5%.
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
  1. very impressed review by Stunt man on 10/9/2018
    Value

    Full of drama and quite staggering on the palate. The anti Pinot - mind you, in the best possible sense of the term. This will be marvelous in 4-5 years.

  2. emporda red review by Dr. No on 1/17/2018
    Value

    What a surprise!! Dry and earthy, mouthful, compact, super authentic. It feels different.

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