The wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon coming from certified organic vines located in the following estates: Els Pujols, Finca Cal Miret and Finca La Torreta, at the very heart of Penedès.
Each of the three grape varieties was separately harvested and vinified. Cold-soaked to foster the extraction of colouring and phenolic compounds, subsequent alcoholic fermentation was carried out at a controlled temperature of 25ºC using indigenous yeasts. The duration of alcoholic fermentation also varied according to the different grape varieties.
Once malolactic fermentation was completed, this organic red wine from Penedès wine was aged for 8 months in 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels from Allier.
Drink Parés Baltà Mas Elena 2014 from now until 2021.
Parés Baltà Mas Elena has an attractive, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with bluish tinges and a violet rim.
This organic blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot shows deep aromas of ripe red fruit, combined with delicate ageing notes, such as liquorice and spices, along with some dim mineral undertones.
This red wine from Penedès by the Parés Baltà winery behaves gently on the palate. Notes of red peppers, redcurrants, some intriguing tomato hints and a layer of spices and balsam. Tannins are yummy and slightly sweet, and acidity is crisp. Long finish with some fruity and spicy remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Parés Baltà Mas Elena 2014 is an extremely versatile organic red wine.
Parés Baltà Mas Elena 2013:
Parés Baltà Mas Elena 2011:
Peñín 90. Parker 86.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|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 from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Classic French blend with a Med twist. Very good.