Cava Gramona Celler Batlle 2010
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An outstanding Spanish sparkling wine, one of the best available on the market, Gramona Celler Batlle is made from a blend of 65% Xarel·lo and 35% Macabeo, two native varieties with a great ageing potential.
Located in the Font Jui estate (which bears the Paraje Calificado distinction), the organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards grow in sandy-clay soils. Climate is Mediterranean.
After a manual harvest, the grapes were meticulously selected and pressed whole bunch. Traditionally vinified, this Gran Reserve Brut of the Gramona winery was bottled in order to complete secondary fermentation, and subsequently aged in the cellar for a minimum of 120 months.
Manually disgorged, Gramona Celler Batlle 2010 was finally added shipping liquor coming from a centenary solera, one of the Gramona family's most treasured possessions.
The recipient of several national and international awards, this is the first time this Gran Reserva is released under the Corpinnat label.
The Brut Gran Reserva Gramona Celler Batlle has a very bright, clean straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Extremely complex, this sparkling wine aged for 10 years suggests some rich notes of white fruit and aromatic herbs -laurel, thyme-, nuanced by subtle, endlessly evolving hints of aniseed, white roses, pastry, butter, bread crust, bitter almonds, English custard and toffee. Celler Batlle of the Gramona winery has an impressively elegant nose.
Surprisingly young, with some smooth, tiny bubbles, real depth and great acidity. This Corpinnat sparkling wine phenomenal, and it caresses the palate in a most gentle way. Totally controlled and focused, with a remarkable ageing potential. This blend of Xarel·lo & Macabeo has a great finish with remembrances of almonds, pastry, aromatic herbs, citrus and white flowers.
|Our personal opinion||
Already a world-class sparkling wine, it is worth noting that Gramona Celler Batlle Gran Reserva 2010 hasn't reached its prime yet.
Gramona Celler Batlle 2009:
Enterwine 95. Decanter 98 & Platinum Medal. Guía Gourments 2020 98 & Best Sparkling Wine. Guía Peñín 96 & Best Sparkling Wine. CSWWC (Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championship) - Gold Medal, Best Spanish Sparkling Wine, Best Corpinnat Sparkling Wine.
Gramona Celler Batlle 2006:
Enterwine 95. Peñín 96. Parker 93. Decanter 94.
Gramona Celler Batlle 2005:
Aged for 115 months. Peñín 97. Parker 94. Anuario El País 97. Guía Repsol 96. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9.76/10.
Gramona Celler Batlle 2004;
Blend of 70% Xarel·lo and 30% Macabeo, aged for 96 months. Parker 94, Peñín 97.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||120|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo 65%, Macabeo 35%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, Boullabaise, Caviar, Cod, Cured cheeses, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Oysters, Puff pastries, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Sweet pastries, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|