Cava Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2017

Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature from Penedès. Blend of Xarel·lo, Parellada, Macabeo and Malvasia fermented in French oak barrels and aged for 60 months minimum in the bottle.

Gran Reserva. 60 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Macabeo, Malvasía, Parellada, Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Cava Gatell
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Cava Gatell, an up-and-coming boutique winery from Penedès, the Cava Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva is a very interesting Spanish sparkling wine.

This is for two reasons. First, here the traditional Cava blend of MacabeoXarel·lo and Parellada is 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 variety was separately fermented in French oak barrels. After that, this cava brut nature was blended and aged in the barrels for some months.

Then the Cava Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2017 was bottled. After completing secondary fermentation, it was aged for 60 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.

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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, curry 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 2017 is one of the best new sparklers we've come across recently.


Gatell Initial Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2016:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2017
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Cava
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Ageing Gran Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 60
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
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
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Instant fan of this newly discovered Cava brand. This is refined, smooth and really engaging.
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