Mas Donís Rosé

Tasting note:

Colour: Rose-violet-medium Red
Fresh and aromatic, vibrant red fruit flavours of strawberry and rasberry; with a hint of  herby and spiceness
Medium to full-bodied and complex; elgant Glycerin sweetness; ripe and fresh; long fruity finish

Food pairing: 

Seafood, fish, chicken, Paella, Risotto, ...ora as a apperitif by itself

Grape varieties: 

80% Garnacha
10% Syrah
10% Merlot

Rosé made by “saignée” method; no press most!
temperature controlled fermentation (13º-15C)
all three varieties were vinified separately in stainless steel tanks and finally blended
maceration on the skins: 7-8 hours
cold stabilized, light filtration
soft fining before bottling

4 month in stainless Steel tanks before bottling

Garnache: 10-40 years
Merlot, Syrah: 4-8 years
Soil in the lower vineyards is alluvial while the higher vineyards and all terraces and slopes are on poor, mineral, stony soil based with some granite
Altitude: 150-450m
Prunning: Garnacha:  traditional bush vines; Syrah, Merlot on, wire“

manual
harvest: first and second week of september
1kg -1,5kg per vine
40-50hl per ha

13 % vol. Alcohol
5,5g/l acidity (tartaric)
3 g/l residual sugar

60.000 botellas (75cl.)

"LA GUIA de vins de Catalunya", 2014:

  • Mas Donís rosat 2012, 8.28p: Fresc/ Llaminer/ Làctic

"Guía Peñín" de los vinos de españa 2013, Spain:

  • "Mas Donís rosado 2011": 88p.  Color frambuesa, brillante. Aroma equilibrado, fruta roja, hierbas de tocador. Boca fruta madura, buena acidez.

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA:

  • “Mas Donis Rosé 2010: 88p "The 2010 Mas Donis Rosat is 80% Garnacha with the balance Syrah and Merlot made by the saignee method. Cherry pink in color, it sports inviting aromas and flavors of strawberry and raspberry leading to a dry, lively, savory Rose for drinking over the next 12-18 months. It is an excellent value! Rating: 88 points; Drink 2011-2012; Est. cost: $10; WA, nº 194, May 2011"
  • "Mas Donis Rosat´06”: 89p  “..an excellent value!

"Wine- plus",Germany: Mas Donís rosé 2011, 84p

"País de vins", Ago 2012, Spain: Mas Donís rosat 2011 en els vins seleccionats per a l'estiu 2012

“The Boston Globe”, USA:

  • "Mas Donis Rosat 2009”: Plonk of the month “..ripe, rich style..”
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