Cava Kripta 2011
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One of the very first high-end Cavas produced in Catalonia, Kripta is the jewel of the Agustí Torelló Mata winery. The wine comes in a very attractive packaging: a glass amphora that highlights the unique qualities of this Spanish sparkling wine.
Produced with no addition of sugar, this Brut Nature Gran Reserva is made from a blend of 45% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 20% Xarel·lo. Located in some of the best areas in Penedès, the grapevines are over 60 years of age.
Separately fermented, the base wines were blended and bottled to complete secondary fermentation. After that, this Cava Gran Reserva of the Agustí Torelló Mata winery was aged for a minimum of 60 months in the cellar.
As with all of the winery's sparkling wines, the disgorging date of Kripta 2011 is printed on the back label.
26,320 bottles produced.
The Cava Kripta has an elegant, bright straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Complex and seductive, Kripta Gran Reserva Brut Nature smells of white fruit compote, combined with remembrances of pastry, almonds and nuts, some mineral and balsamic remembrances, and a dash of smoke and flint.
Elegant and creamy, this Cava of Agustí Torelló Mata has a citrusy acidity enlivened by some tiny, melting bubbles. Notes of vanilla, butter and ripe white fruit over a background of undergrowth, toast, balsam and flowers. Sophisticated and evocative, with a long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Classy and smooth, Kripta 2011 of Agustí Torelló will transform any moment into a celebration.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Parker 92.
Parker 93, Peñín 93.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||60|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo 45%, Parellada 35%, Xarel·lo 20%.|
|Pairings||Boullabaise, Caviar, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Nougat candy, Oysters, Roasted foods, Stew, Sweet pastries|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|