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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    2022-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled venison fillet with root vegetables

The Story

Mas La Plana is a 29-hectare vineyard located in the heart of Penedès. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted by Miguel A. Torres back in 1966. The vineyard has very deep, dark and yellowish brown soils. The topsoil is rich in sand and stones while the subsoil is gravel.

In the Paris Wine Olympiad, the 1970 vintage triumphed over some of the most famouswines in the world, including Chateau Latour. This success has been repeated on several other occasions, with Gran Coronas Mas La Plana notching up numerous other international awards.

Appellation: DO Penedès (Mas La Plana vineyard, Alt Penedès, Catalunya)

Year vines planted: 1964-1979

Surface area: 29 ha/72 acres

Elevation: 225 m

Slope: 0-5%

Orientation: South East

Yield: 4,593 Kg/ha. Grape clusters are selected manually

Soil: Deep, yellowish grey-brown alluvial soils that are well-drained and have a moderate water holding capacity. Made up of alternating layers of gravel, sand and clay.

Annual average rainfall (historical): 549 mm

Annual total rainfall (current vintage): 455 mm

Annual average temperature (historical): 14.3ºC

Annual average temperature (current vintage): 14.6ºC

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Vintage 2012

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol level: 14.5% vol.

pH: 3.54

Total acidity: 5.3 g/L (a. tartaric)

Residual sugar: 1.2 g/L

Vintage comments:

The beginning of 2012 and much of the vegetative cycle were very dry except for a very wet April and scattered rainfall in October. This led to a significant drop in production by the end of the cycle, but the grapes couldn't have been healthier. Temperatures were relatively normal throughout the vegetative cycle and higher toward the end of the summer.

 

Winemaking:

Harvest: Date grapes picked: From the 4th of October

Number of days of skin contact: 15-25 days

Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature 25-28C for 7 days

Ageing: During 18 month in French oak barrels (85% of new barrels)

Bottling month: August of 2014

 

The following number of bottles have been produced in this vintage:

105 180 Standard bottles (75 cl)

641 Magnum bottles (150 cl)

 

 

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Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Soil

Deep, yellowish grey-brown alluvial

Vineyard size

29

Grapes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Glass Time

2h

Drinking Temperature

17-18C

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Inside Information

Awards:

2012 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2017

2012 vintage: 95 points, Decanter Wine Awards 2017

2011 vintage: Winner, Wines from Spain Awards 2016

2011 vintage: 93 points, Wine Spectator 2016

2010 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2015

2010 vintage: 92 points, Wine Spectator 2015

2010 vintage: The Global Masters - Gold Medal, The Drinks Business 2014

2009 vintage: 92 points, Tasted Journal 2015

2009 vintage: Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014

2009 vintage: 93 points, Tasted Journal 2014

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