Ferrer Family Wines Mas de Subirà
D.O.Q. Priorat is one of the oldest wine regions of Spain, but has only recently emerged as one of the top wine regions in the world. The microclimate and “llicorella” slate soil of this petite appellation produce wines of intense power and character. “Mas” means a farm house and “Subirà” is a family name. The House of Subirà is proudly displayed on the label.
Blend of Cariñena and Garnacha
Mas de Subira is made from grapes grown on our Els Palells Estate, located at Bellmunt del Priorat (in the south of DOQ Priorat) where the winery is also located. Harvest begins with picking the Garnacha at the beginning of September, following the pertinent ripeness controls of the grapes in the vineyard. Grapes are harvested manually and brought to the winery in small, 18kg capacity boxes, where they are crushed and then transferred to 10,000 kg capacity stainless temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. During the course of fermentation there is daily pumping over and tasting to control the wine’s evolution and to decide the optimum moment for racking and pressing. After 18 days in tank the wine was pressed and racked; malolactic fermentation was done in stainless steel tanks using indigenous bacteria. Following malolactic fermentation the wine was transferred to 300 litre capacity French barrels where it was aged for 12 months.
Aged 12 months in one year old French Allier oak barrels.
Deep cherry red.
Very intense and aromatic on the nose, dominated by ripe black fruit, sloes and blackcurrants and a touch of liquorice. From the 12 month oak ageing period there are also toasty and spicy notes which deliver elegance and complexity on the nose.
Great fruity intensity with plums, cherries, licorice, and toasty notes. Well structured with bright acidity. Long, deep finish.
Perfect with grilled meats.