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2011 FINCA DEL MAR

 

THE VINEYARDS

After studying the characteristics of the vines, the grapes and the soils for a long time, it was seen that part of the Mas Buscà estate produced particularly concentrated and complex wines. This strip of land includes two plots, one growing Grenache grapes and the other Cabernet Sauvignon. Finca del Mar is made using grapes from this zone.

2011 GRAPE HARVEST

The 2011 harvest was marked by a very rainy spring and summer. The Tramuntana wind was very strong during May and June and the temperatures were unusually low in the months of July and August. The vines, however, ripened well. During the grape harvest the weather did not cause any problems and this allowed the grapes to be picked at their optimal point of ripeness.

VARIETIES

50% Grenache, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.

TYPE OF WINE

Red crianza wine.

THE CREATION

Grapes come from vines that are 25 years old. They are picked by hand and placed in 12-kilo boxes. The grapes are selected on tables. Next the grapes are placed in a vat for pre-fermentation maceration on their skins. The start of alcoholic fermentation is induced (up to 28º C), and the wine is allowed to macerate on the skins for 24 days. The ‘bled’ wine is separated from the press and poured into 500-litre French oak barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and ages for 15 months.

TASTING NOTE

Deep red colour with a very high robe and a blue rim. The tears are thick and slightly pale. The nose is very intense with lots of black fruit and hints of Mediterranean undergrowth. A wide range of aromatic spices with a balsamic background of well-integrated woody notes. Very pleasant on the palate, and highly intense and persistent. The mouthfeel and aftertaste are notably creamy and silky. Balance of very fine and smooth tannins.