Cava Juvé y Camps Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut 2016
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The almost centenary winery Juvé & Camps adds another item to its rich assortment of products. This time, the company has decided to pay an homage to Xarel·lo, the grape that forms the backbone of almost each and every Cava from Penedès, by releasing Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut, a sparkler crafted exclusively from that variety.
It is produced only from the free-run juice coming from grapes grown in the Espiells and Can Rius estates, both located in Central Penedès and belonging to the DO Cava.
Located at an altitude between 185 and 245 meters above sea level, the vines grow in soils composed of clay and limestone and are strategically protected from northern climatic influences by the neighbouring Montserrat mountain.
After a careful vinification, Juvé y Camps Essential Xarel·lo Brut 2016 was aged for a period of 24 months before its commercial release.
The Cava Juvé y Camps Essential has a nice yellow colour with some greenish and steely tinges.
The nose of this Cava Brut Reserva is a transparent expression of the Xarel.lo variety. Discreet notes of fennel, garrigue, rosemary and thyme, along with touches of white fruit and dry fruit. On the other hand, the wine shows some breadlike, creamy yeasts notes.
Despite not being flamboyant, the Xarel·lo has something that slowly conquers your palate and makes you see the flashy qualities of other grapes as somewhat superficial. This Cava of Juvé y Camps is fresh, gentle and creamy, with bitter notes of aromatic herbs, touches of dry fruit and a tense acidity. Nice little bubbles, long finish and a pleasant overall sensation.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresh and inviting, Juvé y Camps Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut 2016 is perfect for laid-back gatherings and friendly dinners.
Juvé y Camps Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut 2015:
Juvé y Camps Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut 2013:
Aged for 15 months. Enterwine 92.
Juvé y Camps Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut 2011:
First vintage. Peñín 89.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||24|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Curred fish, Dry fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Lite cakes, Poultry, Puff pastries, Rice with fish, Roasted white meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Fine bubbles and Fresh, Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Business dinner, Desserts, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|