Type: A sparkling white wine.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Classification: D.O. Cava
OFFICIAL EU ORGANIC WINE CERTIFICATE
A base wine fermented in French oak barrels and aged 2 months with its lees. After bottling, it is aged in racks for 16 months. In autumn, winter and spring 2017 it rained enough to ensure an ideal water table during the budding and sprouting period. The summer was very hot and dry, meaning the harvest was less than in previous years, producing small bunches with very small berries, but which were extremely healthy. The high temperatures during the summer meant the harvest was earlier than usual. The fresh night-time temperatures in august helped to ensure a good phenolic ripeness and an extraordinary level of acidity.
Appearance: Old gold colour, with bright golden flecks. Extremely fine, delicate, lasting bubbles.
Nose: An explosion of ripe stone fruits: peaches, apricots, yellow plums, and some seductive hints of vanilla, cinnamon sticks, biscuit, meringue, fresh butter and nutmeg.
Mouth: Dry, round and voluptuous creamy sensation in the mouth, with delicate, surrounding bubbles from the long ageing process with its lees. Long aftertaste, surprisingly reminiscent of roasted hazelnuts and almonds, and freshly baked bread crust. Excellent structure and volume.
Serving: Serve between 7ºC and 9ºC in medium-sized glasses with a wide body, slightly narrower at the top. Pour slowly down the side of the glass to avoid breaking the bubbles. The perfect companion for smoked fish and meat, and barbecues. Ideal with mature cheeses. Its complexity will increase over 5 years. Don’t hesitate to keep a few bottles in your cellar so as not to miss out on its evolution.