Cava Mestres Mas Via 2006
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The impressive Mestres Mas Via ranks among the best sparkling wines bearing the Cava label.
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 20% Macabeo and 15% 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 2006 was manually disgorged.
We suggest opening the bottle some minutes before drinking.
The Cava Mestres Mas Via is medium yellow with some amber glints.
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.
This Gran Reserva from bodega Mestres is textured, smooth 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 2006 needs time to be fully enjoyed, as it hides plenty of subtleties.
Mestres Mas Via 2005:
Enterwine 95. Parker 95.
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).
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||168|
|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|