Cava Albert de Vilarnau Fermentado en Barrica 2010

Gran reserva cava brut nature from Penedès. Blend of Chardonnay fermented and aged in oak, with Macabeo and Parellada. Aged for 48 months in the bottle.
Gran Reserva. 48 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay, Macabeo, Parellada,
Wineries: Vilarnau
ñ 92 94 93

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€29.50
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This Gran Reserva Brut Nature Cava is one of the top products produced by the Vilarnau winery.

It is made from a blend of 25% Macabeo and 25% Parellada, alongside a 50% Chardonnay aged in oak.

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.

 

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Appearance

Bright yellow colour with some golden glints.

 

Nose

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.

 

Palate

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.

Year 2010
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Cava
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 6-8ºC
Ageing Gran Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 48
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 93
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
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