The plants grow in clayey-limestone soils near the Mediterranean sea, at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level. The winery has completed its conversion to organic farming.
After the harvest, the base wine of this Spanish sparkling wine produced by Parató vinícola was crafted through the alcoholic fermentation of the four varieties, for a period of 16 days at a controlled temperature.
Then Àtica Extra Brut Gran Reserva 2014 was bottled, completed secondary fermentation for over a period of 45 days, and was finally aged for a minimum of 30 months on its lees.
The Cava Ática Extra Brut Gran Reserva Brut has a bright, clean, straw yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
This organic Cava from Penedès shows sophisticated notes of pastry, fine lees, toasted bread, raw almonds and, interestingly, carobs. On the background, this Gran Reserva from Parató Vinícola suggests some aromas of ripe white fruit, dried apricots and withered flowers.
Fresh and crisp, this Gran Reserva Brut shows a very good integration of the bubbles with its creamy, suave body. Orange rind, garrigue, sweet spices, some buttery remembrances and dim mineral notions. Medium finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and very pleasant to drink, Àtica Extra Brut Gran Reserva 2014 is a versatile sparkler perfect to accompany a whole meal.
Àtica Extra Brut Gran Reserva 2012:
Àtica Extra Brut Gran Reserva 2009:
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Extra Brut|
|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||30|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo 45%, Xarel·lo 30%, Chardonnay 14%, Parellada 11%|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Cold meats, Combination of all types of foods, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Pica Pica, Rice with fish, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Creamy with fine bubbles, Dry and aromatic, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
A playful sparkler that delivers unexpected quality. On my fav list from now on.