Grape Variety: 75% Xarel.lo, 25% Macabeo
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 7 ~ 8 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Golden with intense gold tones. Subtle on the nose at first, after 12 years ageing it takes a moment or two to open up. Yellow fruit which ranges from cool tones to mature notes. Candied fruit, plums, apples and pears. Perfumed tones (patchouli, incense), balsamic notes (eucalyptus, rosemary, bay leaf, fennel). The bakery type notes turn into finely roasted aromas (nuts, toffee, cocoa). Some earthy, saline aromas with a trace of iodine in the background. Fresh on entry to the palate, surprisingly fine carbon dioxide, creamy but with a constant lively acidity. A metallic note adds to the fresh finish with nice, sustained acidity.
Gramona are acknowledged, in Spain and beyond, to be the finest of all Cava Houses (voted 26th in the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands by Drinks International 2016). Located in the Alt Penedes region, 30km south of Barcelona, it is the perfect location to produce Cavas.
Gramona has formed an alliance with a unique grape variety: the Xarel-lo, the backbone of their cavas. The fifth generation of Gramona has also started making still wines and sweet wines which aim to express the character of their local terroir and delight lovers of good wine. True to their belief in respecting the environment, they manage their vineyards according to organic and biodynamic principles.
|Serving Temperature||7 - 8 ºC|
|Grape Variety||75% Xarel.lo, 25% Macabeo|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Robert Parker||94 Points|