Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2018

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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

    • 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.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks and oak foudres under controlled temperatures
    • Maceration: 15-25 days
    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak (85% new)
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.78 g/L
    • p H: 3.6
    • RS: 0.5 g/L



  • Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2018 – Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    “This is very peppery and spicy, cool and varietal with a Mediterranean accent. This is the vineyard where they started with regenerative agriculture. It’s minty and has fine-grained tannins, spicy, herbal and fresh.”

  • Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2018 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    "Toasty on the nose, but more subtle on the palate, an accent for the ripe red currant, cured tobacco, plum sauce and milled pepper notes. A well-knit, medium- to full-bodied red, with a tang of orange peel acidity throughout and a mineral-laced, lightly chewy finish."

  • Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2018 – James Suckling – 94 Points

    “Complex, fine nose with some cigars, tobacco, cedar wood, chili chocolate and olives alongside blackberries and finely roasted spices. Some cocoa powder savoriness, too. Palate is juicy, savory and precise with a medium to full body, showing silky and refined tannins with tension and resolve. Beautiful length with finesse, restraint and elegance here.”