Torres Mas La Plana 2003
Region: Penedès, Cataluna, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Located in the heart of Penedès in the subzone of Turons de Vilafranca and flanked by the Foix River and its tributary the Riera de Llitrà, the 29-hectare vineyard is distributed across ten plots on two levels. The lower level has loamy soils whereas the higher level is predominantly marlstone. The old Cabernet vines, planted in the 1970s, have adapted well to the region and produce balanced wines influenced by the Mediterranean climate. Today, the Mas La Plana estate is a natural ecosystem teaming with life owing to the benefits of regenerative viticulture.
Mas La Plana is the result of the vision and determination of Miguel A. Torres. This exceptional wine burst onto the international scene in 1979, with its first vintage from 1970, by beating the world’s greatest Cabernets in the Gault & Millau Wine Olympics held in Paris. Thus a legend was born, signalling a paradigm shift and leading the way in how to make premium wines from estate-grown grapes. Owing to the excellent adaptation and balance of the old Cabernet vines, Mas La Plana has evolved to reach its maximum expression.