ENOTECA GRAMONA BRUT NATURE - Sparkling Wine
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC Cataluña
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
VARIETIES: Xarel·lo, Macabeo
La Plana is the mother land and source of III Lustros, Celler Batlle and now, La Enoteca. Four hectares of Xarel·lo grow in this area, accompanied by a hectare of Macabeo. They grow on clay soils with a sandy substratum over limestone rock. Bounded to the east by the River Noia, to the north, the vineyards are open to the air currents from the valley which runs down from the mountains. To the south, they are exposed to the sun, which follows the path of the river while, to the west, a hill of pine trees dominates, its shadow protecting the vineyards in the afternoons. The land is worked with the same meticulous care that it has received for the last 150 years.
Aged in bottles stored on their sides for 160 months, which represents the ultimate expression of aging ‘sur latte’ 100% artisanal process. The bottles are sealed with a cork stopper throughout the time they spend resting in the silence of the cellars, which enables the longest ageing periods. We use ‘pupitre’ racks, and riddling and disgorging are carried out by hand. Brut Nature possesses the character of its terroir.
Appearance: Golden with intense gold tones.
Nose: Subtle at first, after 12 years ageing it needs a moment or two to wake 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.
Palate: Fresh on entry, surprisingly fine carbon dioxide, creamy but with a constant lively acidity. A metallic note adds to the fresh finish with nice, sustained acidity.
Food Pairings: This cava will be enjoyed with the most exquisite dishes. It is good with all types of food and recipes and is an ideal accompaniment throughout an entire “tasting menu”. But of course, good company and great occasions are what suit it best.