Grape Variety: Macabeu 45%, Xarel·lo 20% and Parellada 35%
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2017
Serving Temperature: 7 ~ 8 °C
Alcohol Level: 11.5%
The flagship Kripta Gran Reserva Brut Nature displays a splendid, already complex bouquet of mineral, baking spices, brioche, spring flowers, and green apple. Crisp, dry, vibrant, and full-flavored, it may evolve for a few years but there is no reason to delay gratification. It compares favorably with many of the top vintage Champagnes.
Agusti Torello Mata has a reputation as one of Spain’s foremost Cava producers. The stated goal is “to make Cava with soul” working with only the traditional grapes. All of the fruit utilized is at least 30 years of age. Approximately 20% of the production is exported to a total of 31 countries.
Agusti Torelló Mata was born into a dynasty of tailors and musicians, but went into the world of cava at a very young age, a world that turned into his profession and his passion. Pioneering, passionate and tireless, he created in 1953 the first wine analysis laboratory in the industry, managed important wineries in the Penedès region and set up his own cava winery in 1959. Due to his enthusiasm and vision of the viticulture industry, he soon became a reference point in the internationalization of cava. It is in this spirit that he fostered the creation of the Cava Guild, which acknowledged his work by appointing him President of Honour some years ago.
Agustí Torelló Mata’s cava winery is in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of cava and the heart of the Penedès region. Located in the central coastal area of Catalonia, this region lies very close to the Mediterranean Sea.
Agustí Torelló Mata’s cava is the result of a personal commitment. The commitment of a family and a team who make possible, year after year and harvest after harvest, the miracle of creating internationally renowned cavas with a unique personality. Born from the best Penedès vines, Agustí Torelló Mata’s cavas respect their land, local varieties, soil, climate, process and traditions. The most famous of their cava's being "Kripta," which they present in a handmade amphora shaped bottle. These cavas develop through excellence. They convey their spirit. They are cavas with soul.
|Producer||Agustí Torelló Mata|
|Style||Fresh and Fruity|
|Serving Temperature||7 - 8 ºC|
|Grape Variety||Macabeu 45%, Xarel·lo 20% and Parellada 35%|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Robert Parker||92 Points|