Cava Bertha Max Gran Reserva 2008
Cava Gran Reserva from Penedès. Blend of Chardonnay, Macabeo, Xarel·lo, Parellada and Pinot Noir aged for 120 months in the bottle.
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Indeed, both the composition and the vinification of this cava brut nature are quite unusual.
This blended Spanish sparkling wine is made from 40% Chardonnay fermented and aged for 6 months in oak barrels, 10% Pinot Noir vinified as a Blanc de Noirs, and 50% of the traditional Cava triad, Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada.
The four varieties were separately vinified following the traditional Champenoise method. After that, Bertha Max Gran Reserva 2008 was aged for 10 years in the bottle.
This amazing cava gran reserva has a Champagne-like finesse and structure. Pair with oily fish, white meat recipes, risottos and casseroles.
Open the bottle some minutes before drinking.
The cava Bertha Max Gran Reserva is pale yellow with some amber tinges.
The long ageing of this blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the traditional varieties Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada results in an impressive aromatic profile. Creamy aromas of butter, baked apples, dry fruit and French patisserie, alongside remembrances of peach fruit, citrus, aromatic herbs and jasmine.
Smooth and pleasant, with a lush texture and excellent definition, some minuscule, palate-caressing bubbles and a zesty acidity. This sparkling wine from Caves Bertha carries some delightful toasted and smokey remembrances, some autolytic flavours and a very long finish with a touch of dry fruit and a fresh, uplifting tang.
|Our personal opinion||
More akin to classic Champagne than to traditional Cava, Bertha Max Gran Reserva 2008 is an under-the-radar stunner.
Bertha Mas Gran Reserva 2007:
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|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||120|
|Percentage of variety||Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 10%, Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo 50%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, complex sauces, Paté, Risotto, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Creamy with fine bubbles, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|