Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2015

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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 2015 vintage was a dry year, except for the late winter and the summer, which were both quite normal. The year experienced normal temperatures, with a slightly cooler-than-average growth season. In short, a dry year with little rainfall and average temperatures.

  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.6 g/L
    • p H: 3.58
    • RS: 0.4 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2015 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.

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  • Familia Torres Mas La Plana, DO Penedès — 2015 – The Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    The herbal 2015 Mas La Plana is one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignons from Spain. It's sleek and polished, with varietal character intermixed with a Mediterranean side. The palate is medium to full-bodied with the fine-grained and elegant textbook tannins of the variety. This is from a warm and dry year, and the wine is ripe and powerful but in the Torres style, which is always nicely crafted, balanced and polished. 103,000 bottles and some large formats produced. It was bottled in September 2017.

  • Familia Torres Mas La Plana, DO Penedès – 2015 – Wine Spectator -93 Points

    This red is firm, balanced and graceful. Currant and blackberry flavors mingle with smoke, loamy earth and mineral notes. The muscular tannins are well-integrated, the racy acidity lively. Restrained in style, but harmonious. Drink now through 2030.

  • Familia Torres Mas La Plana, DO Penedès – 2015- James Suckling -93 Points

    A complex wine that has plenty of ripe red-plum and blueberry notes that lead to a palate that offers a chalky, modern and fresh array of ripe plums and berries with assertive, spicy oak. Drink or hold. – July 2019, James Suckling

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