Cava Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2017

Gran reserva Brut Nature Cava from Penedès. Blend of Chardonnay, partially aged for 4 months in French oak barrels, and Pinot Noir. Aged for over 30 months in the bottle.
Gran Reserva. 30 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 11.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

There is an interesting story behind Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial, a Cava from bodega Castillo Perelada.

In 1959, when US President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Spain, this Spanish sparkling wine was served at the official reception.

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, 25% of the Chardonnay must was fermented in French oak barrels on its lees for 4 months. The rest of this , as well as the Pinot Noir must, was fermented in stainless steel tanks.

After that, Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2017 was bottled to complete secondary fermentation.

Finally, this Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature was aged for over 30 months in the bottle before its commercial release.

This is a charming Cava from L'Empordà.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The Cava Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature is pale straw with some yellowish and steely tinges.


This blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is nuanced and intense. Clean notes of white fruit, toast, butter and pastry, alongside aromas of aromatic herbs, wild berries and dry fruit.


Creamy and delicately unctous, this Cava from Castillo de Perelada has a smooth body and tiny, caressing bubbles. Notes of baked apples, red berries, toasted almonds, butter and some citrus nuances. Long, yummy finish.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and flavourful, Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Gran Reserva 2017 delivers excellent quality for money.


Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2012:

Enterwine 93.

Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2009:

Enterwine 93.

Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2008:

Peñín 92.

Year 2017
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 30
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 50%.
Pairings bluefish, complex sauces, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
claustro cuvee
Though not as good as the top level producers-Recaredo, Gramona et alii-Perelada has consistently improved the quality of its sparklers over the last years. I will buy it again.
Review by (Posted on 5 February 2019)
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