Mas Codina, Cabernet Sauvignon Crianza, DO PenedèsRegular price €19.00
Robust, full-bodied Catalonian red, bursting with cassis, coffee, cedar and liquorice notes. There's the richness of fruitcake too—this is a relatively extravagant style. Silky-smooth tannins and a long, complex finish.
Oak aged for one year in a combination of French and American wood, with five further months aging in stainless steel and then a year's cellaring in bottle before release.
This would make a great choice if you're planning to cook fillet steak, rack of lamb or even good homemade burgers.
Mas Codina sits in the Alt Penedès, Catalonia, and is protected by two benevolent mountain ranges. All the fruit it uses is estate-grown.
The Penedès region spans a long strip of land between the sea and the mountains, half-way between Barcelona and Tarragona.
The DO is made up of three distinct zones: The Penedès Superior (near the inland mountain range), The Penedès Marítim (between the sea and the coastal hills) and Penedès Central (the plain between these areas). The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm.
Penedès has long been associated with innovative winemaking practices. In the 1970s, it became the first area in Spain to use stainless steel equipment and cold-fermentation. Since then the Penedès producers have been making excellent modern wines, blending native with French varieties.
|Supplier's website||Mas Codina|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Certified organic?||from 2017 vintage|