Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2017

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  • Introduction

    • The most pristine bunches of old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon are hand selected to craft Torres’ most prestigious red wine. A 1979 blind tasting in Paris, the Gault-Millau Wine Olympics, placed some of the world’s most respected wines such as Châteaux Latour against newcomers including Torres. The wine from Mas la Plana vineyard triumphed, placing first, and deserved recognition, putting Penedès on the map as benchmark quality for the best red wines in the world.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DO Penedès
    • Soil: Deep, yellowish grey-brown alluvial soils that are well drained and have a moderate water holding capacity. Made up of interbedded layers of gravel, sand, and clay.
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2017 vintage was a dry year overall, especially at the beginning and end of the growth season, with very dry conditions during fruit maturation. The drought brought down overall yields, but the grapes were in excellent condition. Temperatures were generally normal throughout 2017, with the notable exception of the flowering period and early summer, which were both very warm. This fact, along with the drought, brought fruit maturation forward significantly.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks and oak foudres under controlled temperatures
    • Maceration: 15-25 days
    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (60% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.6 g/L
    • p H: 3.4
    • RS: 0.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Mas la Plana is graceful and balanced despite its firm and dominant tannin profile. Bright crunchy acidity ensures a wine that will develop in the cellar for years to come. This polished red displays hints of its Mediterranean heritage with herbaceous bramble while holding true to brooding currant and loamy earth, reminiscent of old-world Cabernet Sauvignon.