D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)
Pares Baltà Mas Irene is a red wine from Penedès produced by Pares Balta, a family business founded in 1790. The third generation of this family are currently running the winery, Joan and Josep Cusiné, with the help of Josep´s father, Joan Cusiné Cusiné.
This wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Finca Hisenda Miret at an altitude of 400 meters, and Finca la Torreta, located at 315 meters above sea level. The climate of this area is Mediterranean, i.e. mild and warm. The vineyards are cultivated by organic farming methods. A flock of sheep is responsible for fertilising the land of the vineyards and there is also a local honeycomb, which aims to help in the pollination of the grape flower. After the harvest, the grapes are removed from their vats to carry out a cold maceration at a temperature of 8 ° C for 5 days. Subsequently, fermentation of the two varieties is performed separately at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C for 4 weeks. Finally, Mas Irene spends a minimum of 13 months in French Allier oak barrels and then a minimum of 12 months in the bottle.
In the mouth it is smooth and oily, with great breadth and power. Notes of berries appear with spices and roasted notes. Long and pleasant finish.
High dark maroon layer. Clean and bright. A stylish and thin tear.
The nose is intense and complex. Candied red fruit aromas appear along with toasted flavours, vegetation and balsamic notes.
2011 Guía de Vinos de Cataluña Cata a ciegas-8,87