Wine Pares Balta, "Mas Irene", Penedes DO 2006
Wine intense dark red to nearly black color.
The taste of wine is soft, buttery, with great depth, good structure and balance, intense notes of plum and liquorice combined with spices, toast, oak nuances. The wine has a long and pleasant aftertaste.
Very rich and complex flavor of the wine carries a red fruit combined with hints of toast and spice.
Wine perfectly complements meat dishes, will be well in harmony with pasta, cheese and snacks.
Wine "Mas Irene" is created from two grape varieties - Merlot and Cabernet Franc. They are grown on two small vineyards: Finca Cal Miret, located at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level, and Finca la Torreta - 315 meters above sea level. Age of vines on average 60-70 years. Harvested by hand at the end of September. First harvested grapes undergoes cold maceration for five days at a temperature of 8 ° C. This allows you to extract more color and flavor of the grape juice. Then - stage of the fermentation, for each class is carried out separately at a controlled temperature of 25 ° C for 31 and 35 days. Excerpt wine lasts for 13 months in new French oak barrels Allier. As a result, we can enjoy a beautiful complex, full-bodied and rich taste and aroma of the wine - "Mas Irene".
Vintage 1999 was awarded a silver medal at the "Mundus Vini" in Germany in 2003, and "Mas Irene" in 1998 received a gold medal for "Mundus Vini" in 2002. Also, the wine won a silver medal at the "International Wine and Spirit competition" in London in 2002.
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.