Mas de Masos
VINEYARDS Located at an elevation 350-650 meters above sea level, the Mas de Masos vineyard forms a natural amphitheater that protects it from dry winds and the harsh midday sun. This organically-farmed property contains several different microclimates that produce a 30-day difference between the harvest dates of the lowest and highest vineyard blocks. The estate comprises 60 hectares, of which only 14 are planted, as maintaining a balance between nature and vineyards is of paramount importance to the Capafons-Osso family. Finca Mas de Masos in Falset, Priorat, Spain
WINEMAKERS NOTES Mas de Masos is a wine of exceptional quality produced from the 100 year-old, extremely low-yielding vineyard of the same name. The yield of the old-vine Garnacha and Carinena that grow in this vineyard is so low that it often takes 3-4 vines to make one bottle of wine. A unique blend of old-vine Spanish varieties with younger French vines, this wine possesses an amaranthine color and intriguing aromas of ripe forest berries, lavender, anise seed and cedar. On the palate, the wine is dense and sultry with round tannins and nuances of toasted almonds, sweet spice, forest floor and mixed berry jam. In order to truly appreciate this wine, the estate recommends opening the bottle a half hour before consuming and serving it at a temperature of 55-60ºC.
VARIETY 55% Garnacha, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carinena, 5% Syrah