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|Blend - Chardonnay, Xarello
Straw colored hue with golden highlights, packed with tiny, fine beads rising like a rosary to form a crown on the surface.
Surprisingly powerful on nose, expressive aromas of yellow flowers, combined with aniseed-infused herbaceous notes such as fennel, characteristics of the Xarello grape variety.
Creamy on the palate, lingering and intense with buttery overtones of butterscotch and a bitter almond finish. This cava's creamy, velvety texture is without a doubt very beguiling. Very elegant, showing a perfect integration of acidity, carbonic and alcohol.
Vintage is best appreciated with refined foods. Savor it with oysters, lobster and crayfish. White fish, either grilled or in a light sauce, are a star combination. It will make a splendid accompaniment to white meats or poultry with subtle exotic flavors.
This is a limited production cava, made from old vine Xarello and Chardonnay grapes sourced from El Serral and L'Oreneta plots in the Pere Ventura Estate: located in the mid-Penedes area, 220 metres (650 feet) above sea level. Yields are low and do not exceed 8,000 kg per hectare.
All of the vines are grown according to the organic wine-growing guidelines established by the Catalan Council of the Organic Production (CCPAE). All the plots are Gobelet trained and the vines undergo severe pruning as a controlled manner to keep production yield low and encourage higher concentration of sugars and flavours and higher acidity levels in the grapes.
Harvest is carried out by hand and grape berries are sorted in the vineyard and in the sorting table.
"This is a gorgeous sparkling wine with a sophisticated toasted brioche, floral and tropical fruit bouquet. The refined well-structured palate has thirst-slaking acidity, elegant fruit and a chalky freshness. Drives deep through to the long finish. Impressive!"
"Nice balance between lees autolysis and fruit. Fresh lemons, apples, stones and white nuts. Creamy, fresh and elegant with good intensity of flavors. Drink now."
"A blend of Xarel-lo and Chardonnay. Vibrant toasty aromas: ripe apple, pastries, preserved lemon. Brisk bubbles. Great intensity on the palate – evolved, complex, toasty, honeyed – with notes of candied peel, mushroom and fresh citrus, complemented by crisp acidity and with cleansing saline minerality on the long finish."
"Ripe and honeyed, with stone fruit, lemon tart and marzipan aromas. Quite a concentrated style with a taste of candied lemon and a medium nutty finish."
"A hint of grilled nut imparts a toasty edge to well-cut flavors of ripe and grainy pear, lemon zest and dried white cherry in this balanced Cava, with a lacy bead. A tangy streak of salinity plays on the finish. Disgorged December 2019. Drink now through 2026. 2,500 cases made, 250 cases imported."