Cava Mestres Mas Via 2005

Gran Reserva Brut Cava from Penedès. Traditional blend aged for 12 months in barrels and for 14 years in the bottle.
Gran Reserva. 168 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Mestres
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The impressive Mestres Mas Via ranks among the best sparkling wines produced in the Cava designation.

Exquisitely crafted by the Mestres winery, a company that embodies like no other the best Cava traditions, this Spanish sprarkling wine is made from vines over 60 years of age, coming from estate-owned vineyards located in the surroundings of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, the heartland of Cava.

This Cava from Penedès is made from a blend in which age-worthy Xarel·lo takes the main part, complemented with Macabeo and Parellada. All of them were manually harvested and meticulously selected.

After that, this Cava Gran Reserva was separately fermented according to the variety, and subsequently aged for 12 months in chestnut barrels. Then this Cava from Penedès was blended and bottled. Finally, the wine underwent secondary fermentation and was aged for no less than 168 months - that is, 14 years -  in the cellar.

A limited-edition sparkler made only in exceptional vintages, Mestres Mas Via 2005 was manually disgorged.

Open the bottle some minutes before you drink it.

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Appearance

The Cava Mestres Mas Via is medium yellow with some amber glints.

Nose

This blend of Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada shows the degree of elegance which great Cavas can attain. Baked apples, remembrances of honey and royal jelly, deep mineral nuances and hints of toasted almonds, Mediterranean herbs, pastry and fine lees. Sophisticated and really complex.

Palate

Smooth and richly textured, this Gran Reserva from Cavas Mestres is focused, crisp and in complete command of itself. The bubbles are perfectly integrated and delicate, and there is a sensational balance between fruit and the ageing notes. Flavours of spices, white fruit, dry fruit, garrigue and camphor, with a Riesling-like hint and a very long finish.

Our personal opinion

A first-rate sparkling wine, Mestres Mas Via 2005 needs time to be fully enjoyed, as it hides plenty of subtleties.

OTHER VINTAGES

Mestres Mas Via 2004:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94.

Mestres Mas Via 2003:

Enterwine 95. Parker 92. Guia de Vins de Catalunya - 9.6/10.

The 2001 and 2002 vintages did not reach the required quality standards and were not released.

Mestres Mas Via 2000:

Parker 93, Peñín 92. Guia de Vins de Catalunya - 9.75/10 (Best Cava).

Year 2005
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut
Denomination of Origin (DO) Cava
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Ageing Gran Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 168
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo 65%, Macabeo 20%, Parellada 15%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, bluefish, Boullabaise, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oysters, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Sweet pastries, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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2 Reviews
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Fabulous Cava. Body is smooth, with solid bones.
Review by (Posted on 23 April 2019)
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Right now, it is outrageously good. Nevertheless, I bet it will live 5 o 10 more years easily, and it will keep improving. So make a guess...
Review by (Posted on 9 February 2018)
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