SORRY and tasting Mas la Plana

SORRY and tasting Mas la Plana

Post by s1400.. » Wed, 29 Sep 1993 14:31:52



     Okay.  I want to clear things up.  I made a post a while ago coming down
*** oak users.  I apologize.  I in no way am saying that oak has no place
in winemaking. (that would be stupid)  All I was saying was that oak aging
wine is a very precise science and must be undertaken with an air of caution.
There is also some degree of expense associated with it.  This tends *in my
opinion* to make oak not practical in small scale home winemaking operations.
     Okay, okay, the real story behind the whole thing is that I know a few
people who have been turned off of winemaking by the discouraging and wholly
cruel remarks about a couple of "oak heads"  whose wines, I must say, are quite
lousy in themselves.  
     Sorry.  Didn't want to upset anyone.

                                        John

P.S. opened a bottle of Mas la PLana (1981) made by Torres (Spain)  Good wine!
     powerful fruit and spice taste with a lingering tang.  Excellent with
    a spicy pork or beef roast.  alot of sediment and bottle must be
     allowed to stand for at least 24 hrs before serving.  Let breath for an
    hour.