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+.
The wine Masia Carreras has a deep, intense cherry-red colour with a garnet rim.
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.
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.
Masia Carreras 2015:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.
Masia Carreras 2014:
Masia Carreras 2013:
Parker 91. Peñín 87.
Masia Carreras 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour 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||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|
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.
What a surprise!! Dry and earthy, mouthful, compact, super authentic. It feels different.