Why "La Masía"? La Masía means The Farmhouse in Catalonia, my home region, as our winery is designed to resemble a classic Catalan farmhouse. My family has grown grapes in Spain since the 17th century and our philosophy has always been to produce a wine as an extension of farming the vineyard.
Intense, beautiful nose reminiscent of honeydew melon, with floral aromas of jasmine from the Rued clone. The palate is fresh, mouthfilling and rich, long and perfectly balanced, with notes of lemon cream from the See clone and hints of hazelnut from the elegant oak. Delightful to drink right now but it will last for at least 15 to 20 years. I would recommend serving it at 46°- 48° F.
The Don Miguel Vineyard
Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family, this sustainable vineyard is located in the Green Valley — the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River Valley, only ten miles from the Pacific. Planted in the European-style high density of over 2,000 vines/acre, the yields are low and labor is intensive; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire better bal-ance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse.
The vineyard’s 30 acres of Chardonnay are planted with three different clones. The blend of clones in the 2018 vintage is 58% See, 28% Rued, and 14% Spring Mountain.
The grapes were harvested September 16-28, then gently whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented, using our own in-digenous yeast, in premium French oak barrels, 39% new; they were coopered by Damy from the forest of Allier and by Rousseau from the center of France. After undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees for nine months and bottled in June 2020