Cava Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2016
Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature from Penedès. Blend of Xarel·lo, Parellada, Macabeo and Malvasia fermented in French oak barrels and aged for 40 months minimum in the bottle.
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Produced by Cava Gatell, an up-and-coming boutique winery from Penedès, Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva is a very interesting Spanish sparkling wine.
This is for two reasons. First, the traditional Cava blend of Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada is here complemented with a small amount of Malvasia, a variety seldom used for producing Cava.
Second, the four varieties went through a non-conventional vinification. First, each was separately fermented in French oak barrels and aged for 3 and a half months. After that, this cava brut nature was blended and aged in the barrels for another 3 and a half months.
Then Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2016 was bottled to complete secondary fermentation. After that, it was aged for 40 months minimum before being disgorged with no suggar added.
This is a versatile cava gran reserva. Drink without food, or enjoy through a multi-course meal.
Only 4,998 bottles produced.
The cava Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva is deep straw with some golden glints.
This blend of Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada and Malvasia is lush and seductive. Aromas of pastry, orange blossom, rosemary honey and clove, with hints of citrus, almonds and spices.
This sparkling wine of Cava Gatell is textured and fresh, with good focus and definition. There is a gentle creamy and fruity richness, balanced by a bright acidity and a citrusy and balsamic note. Very pleasant, with small bubbles and a bitter twist in the end.
|Our personal opinion||
The Cava Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2016 is one of the best new sparklers we've come across recently.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||40|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo, Xarel·lo, Parellada, Malvasía.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Cold meats, Combination of all types of foods, Curred fish, Grilled fish, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Smoked foods, Soft cheeses, Soft pasta cheese, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|