Cava Gran Claustro Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 2017
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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.
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.
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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||30|
|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|