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Torres Mas de la Rosa 2018

Priorato, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainMas de la Rosa is one of the hidden valleys of Priorat, a place that historically was one of the first inhabited masias (farmhouses) near Porrera. It is an 80-year-old bush vine field blend of garnacha and carineña, around 500m. The shallow soils are made of broken llicorella. After eight days of skin contact, this was fermented in small stainless tanks for a week and then into French oak for 16 months' rest. So perfumed and finessed, with wild blackberries, scrubby plums, wild blackberries, fragrant violets easing their way from the bottle. Savoury and mineral-laden, effortless and elegant, this is a stunning wine now and will continue to impress with time in the cellar.Tasted: 11 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Canada$560.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Familia TorresDistributors: Dandurand
Blend: Carignan - Grenache