This Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava is one of the top products produced by the Vilarnau winery.
The 2010 vintage was remarkable. The grapes achieved and almost perfect ripeness and an excellent acidity.
The Chardonnay was harvested in mid August, while the two local varieties were harvested at the beginning of October.
All of the grapes come from organically farmed vineyards located in the highest area of Penedès.
Once in the cellar, the Chardonnay grapes were fermented in 225-litre French oak barrels from Allier with periodic stirrings. Then it was aged for 6 months in the barrels.
The Macabeo and the Parellada were fermented in stainless steel tanks.
FInally, Albert de Vilarnau Fermentado en Barrica 2010 was blended, completed secondary fermentation and was aged for a minimum of 48 months.
Drink this Cava until 2021.
Bright yellow colour with some golden glints.
Deep notes of quince jelly, honey and aromatic herbs, combined with aromas of ripe white fruit, white flowers, spices, balsam, dry fruit and pastry. Rich and complex.
Savoury and intense, with a lively acidity and a creamy, delicious character. Touches of baked apples, clove and vanilla, combined with hints of citrus, garrigue, almonds and butter. Long, delicately bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Albert de Vilarnau Fermentado en Barrica 2010, with its grey label designed by Antonio Miró, is complex, well-crafted and thoroughly enjoyable.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||48|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Chardonnay":"50" "Macabeo":"25" "Parellada":"25"|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Birds, Blue cheeses, bluefish, Boullabaise, Creams, Duck, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Nougat candy, Puff pastries, Roasted white meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Sweet pastries, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|