Mas Donís Red

Tasting note:

Medium ruby with flucks of violet; lovely perfum of liquor liked cherry and red berries; spicy cake;  ripe and complex; floral and masses a ripe crispy fruit; medium body; pure fruit seduction and charme;  fine finish with ripe soft tannins and nicely refreshing aftertaste

Food pairing: 

Chicken, salads, BBQ, - a fresh, crisp and lively summer Red, to be slightly cooled

Grape varieties: 

80% Garnacha:
40% Garnacha del Pais (catalan, indigenous clone)
40% Garnacha Peluda („hairy“ leaves; imported from Southern France after Phylloxera)
20% Syrah

temperature controlled fermentation (24-28ºC)
both varieties were vinified separately in stainless steel tanks
maceration: 6-8 days
malo-lactic fermentation in tank
cold stabilized, light filtration
soft fining before bottling

Garnacha aged in stainless Steel tanks
Syrah aged for 2 months in American and French oak barrels

Garnacha vines (8-40 years old) from diferent parts of the valley
Syrah: 5-10 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 and slate.
altitude: 150-450m
prunning: Garnacha:  traditional bush vines; Syrah on „wire“

manual
harvest lasts from early september until mid october
yield: 
1kg -1,5kg per vine
40-50hl per ha

13,5 % vol. Alcohol
5,2 g/l acidity (tartaric)
<3 g/l residual sugar

60.000 botellas (75cl.)

"Guía Vinos Imbatibles", 2014, Spain, David Seijas:

  • Mas Donís negre 2012

"LA GUIA de vins de Catalunya", 2014:

  • Mas Donís negre 2012, 9.03p: Fresc/ Orginal/ Llaminer

"Guía Peñín de los vinos de España", 2014, Spain:

  • Mas Donís 2012 86p Vino muy Bueno  80% Garnacha, 20% Syrah. Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma equilibrado, fruta madura, hierbas silvestres. Boca sabroso, frutoso, fácil de beber.

Guía José Peñín 2013, España:

  • Vino muy bueno: 86p"Mas Donís 2011" Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma cálido, fruta madura, especiado. Boca buena acidez, amargoso, cálido.

Guía José Peñín 2002, España:

  • Muy bueno: “Mas Donís´2000”

Guía José Peñín 1999, España:

  • Excelente:  “Mas Donís´96”

”Jancis Robinson – Web site ”2001:

  • “Celler de Capçanes:…es este maravilloso productor. …. Mas Collet …  Costers del Gravet…Mas Donis…Todos estos vinos merecen ser saborados antes  que bebidos…”
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