Grape Variety: 65% Xarel.lo, 35% Macabeo
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 7 ~ 8 °C
Alcohol Level: 12%
Straw hue with golden highlights. The nose is intense with clear notes of maturity under a constant veil of freshness. Hints of baked apple, sweet pears, ripe citrus & grapefruit peel. Faded flowers and a herbal backdrop reminiscent of fennel and rosemary. The ageing notes run through a gamut of aromas which includes hazelnuts, pastries, toast, brioche and toffee. The cava becomes more and more expressive as it opens up in the glass. On the palate, it is powerful on entry with great structure. The carbon dioxide is fine and creamy. The wine is loaded with candied fruit balanced by the notes from aging. The balsamic aromas come through again. Lively, refreshing finish on the palate. The aftertaste is never-ending.
This is very much a cava for enjoying with good food. With its balance of structure, creaminess and freshness, it works well with all food types and recipes. Appetizers, foie gras, terrines and cold meats. Seafood and fish. Poultry and even rice dishes, stews and hotpots.
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||65% Xarel.lo, 35% Macabeo|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Robert Parker||93 Points|