Wine Pares Balta Mas Elena, Penedes DO 2006
Wine of intense red color with blue shimmer.
The taste of wine is pleasant, elegant and fresh, with good structure, fruit and oak nuances. The finish is long and very pleasant.
The aroma of wine shades of red fruits, licorice, spice, which increase the complexity and intensity of flavor and soft oak notes.
The wine goes well with pasta with meat sauce, risotto, sausage, roast turkey, roast lamb, grilled red meat, game birds, mushrooms, goat cheese.
Wine "Mas Elena" is created from three grape varieties grown in different areas. Cabernet Franc is grown in the vineyard Finca La Torreta at an altitude of 315 meters above sea level, Cabernet Sauvignon - at Finca Els Pujols (230 m), Merlot collected from two sites - Finca Els Pujols and Finca Cal Miret (325 m). Merlot grapes combined with the soft texture of two types of Cabernet provide excellent balance and roundness of flavor. Maceration and fermentation of each of the three varieties occurs separately at a controlled temperature of 25 C for 18-31 days, depending on the variety. Malolactic fermentation takes place with natural bacteria. "Mas Elena" aged eight months in French oak barrels Allier. Wine will disclose your taste and develop within six to seven years.
Pares Balta first vineyards in the region of Penedes were planted at the end of the XVIII century - in 1790. However, since then much has changed, and the history of today's economy Pares Balta can lead since 1978, when its owner was Joan Kazin Hill. Hill, who was born in 1917 in a family of wine growers, since seven years helping his father to take care of the vineyards. Thanks to his efforts and hard work, Pares Balta farm turned into a huge model farm. To this were added two estates - "La Torreta" and "Els Pujols". Now the family farm Pares Balta owns 5 the surrounding estates. The vineyards are located on this vast territory, and in the mountains Penedès, planted at different altitudes (from 150 to 750 meters above sea level), in a different microclimate in different soils.
This policy allows you to receive a wide range of wines with individual characteristics. The farm has its own flock of sheep, which makes it possible to obtain organic fertilizer to the soil, and hives to maintain pollination. The close proximity of the Mediterranean Sea also affects the quality of the grapes for the better. Since 2000, the management was taken over by grandchildren Joan Hill, who brought the company new and fresh ideas, while expressing respect for its traditions and protecting the rich heritage they inherited from their ancestors winemakers. Pares Balta today produces a wide range of quality wines, which have been recognized at national and international levels.