Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2019
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, 2019 was a dry year. During the growth season and ripening period, precipitation was scarce. This was an uneventful year, resulting in exceptionally healthy grapes. In terms of temperature, 2019 was a normal year overall, although maximum temperatures were higher than usual. The heat wave at the end of June is worth noting. During the ripening period, temperatures were higher than normal. In short, 2019 was a dry year with higher-than-normal temperatures and a relatively hot summer.
- Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks and oak foudres under controlled temperatures
- Maceration: 15-25 days
- Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak barriques (91%), 30 hl foudres (5%) and stainless steel tanks (4%). 61% new barrels.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- TA: 5.77 g/L
- p H: 3.6
- RS: 0.5 g/L
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2019 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points
"An enticing red, exuding fragrant sandalwood and star anise notes, this is plush on the palate, offering generous flavors of black plum reduction, baked bitter cherry, tea leaves and a subtle base note of fresh earth. Defined by sculpted, fine-grained tannins and lively acidity, this is seamlessly knit and harmonious."
Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2019 – James Suckling – 95 Points
“Excellent freshness and intensity of meaty blue fruit here with currants, blackberries, dark plums, peppercorns and chocolate, with dark earth and some spearmint. Crushed stone minerality on the palate, with fantastic freshness. Full-bodied, tight, caressing and perfectly ripe tannins. Already delicious, but will age beautifully.”