Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2018
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.
- 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.
Generally speaking, 2018 was a rainy year, especially at the beginning and end of the growth season. The fruit maturation period was moderately rainy, causing a few isolated cases of botrytis towards the end of the harvest. In terms of temperature, the year fell within normal range, although the summer was hot. Due to the cool, rainy conditions in spring, the harvest began a little later than usual.
- Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks and oak foudres under controlled temperatures
- Maceration: 15-25 days
- Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (85% new)
- Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- TA: 5.78 g/L
- p H: 3.6
- RS: 0.5 g/L