Cava Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2016

Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature from Penedès. Blend of Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada aged for 6 months in barrels and for over 7 years in the bottle.
Gran Reserva. 72 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Mestres
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€20.50
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Produced by bodega Mestres, the Cava Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature differs from most Cavas in that the base wine is partially aged for 6 months on lees in chestnut barrels, something which gives this Spanish sparkling wine a distinctive personality.

Interestingly, this was the first no-sugar added Cava ever produced by the winery. Thereof the name Vi-sol (meaning "Only wine").

It is made from Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada. The grapes come mostly from over 50-year-old vineyards, and the rest are sourced from vineyards 25 years old on average.

After a manual harvest, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and chestnut barrels - the wood containers traditionally used in Penedès before the advent of oak barrels - after which it was aged on lees for 6 months.

Once bottled, the Cava Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2016 was aged for 6 years minimum. Finally, this Cava gran reserva from Penedès was manually disgorged on the date printed on the back label.

Aerate this Brut Nature Gran Reserva Cava some time before you drink it.

Limited production.

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Appearance

The Cava Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature is pale yellow with some amber tinges.

Nose

This blend of Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada is surprisingly sophisticated. Aromas of French patisserie, English custard, fennel, aniseed and jammy white fruit, enlivened by notes of citrus and aromatic herbs.

Palate

This sparkling wine from Mestres is nearing its peak. Bubbles are almost completely fused, and the palate is creamy, nuanced and fresh. Remembrances of dry fruit, garrigue, balsam and bitter herbs. This Cava from Penedès has a long, moreish finish.

Our personal opinion

Original and expertly crafted, the sparkling wine Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2016 is a nicely crafted Cava aged in chestnut barrels that delivers pleasure and complexity in equal measure.

OTHER VINTAGES

Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2014:

Enterwine 93.

Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2013:

Enterwine 93. Decanter 92.

Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012:

Enterwine 93. Parker 91.

Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2011:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.

Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2010:

Enterwine 93. Parker 90. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016: 9.69/10. International Wine Review 91.

Mestres Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2007:

Aged for 36 months in the bottle. Peñín 90 and Parker 87. Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 91.

Year 2016
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Cava
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Ageing Gran Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 72
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada.
Pairings Baked whitefish, Chocolate cake, Fruit cake, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Nougat candy, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Puff pastries, Red meat with gravy, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted fish, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Smoked foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Desserts, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
visol
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Great bubbly from what is, in my view, the best traditional Cava producer - with the worst marketing department ever, by the way.
Review by (Posted on 9 September 2019)
Visol
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This sparkler is at its peak right now. Nice structure, with subtle mousse and a very long ending, weightless and refreshing.
Review by (Posted on 13 February 2018)
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