Cava Taïka 2014

Sparkling wine from Costers del Segre. Blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc aged for 60 months in the bottle.
60 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.4º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillón,
Wineries: Castell d'Encús
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Availability: In stock

€39.80
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This is the new vintage of one of the most interesting Spanish sparkling wines available on the market.

Produced by the Castell d'Encús winery, the 2014 vintage of Taïka comes with a new packaging and a different composition. The wine was also aged for a longer period of time.

Made from a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, this wine by top winemaker Raül Bobet is made from high-altitude vineyards located on the Pyrénées foothills, at an altitude over 1,000 metres above sea level.

Harvest was carried out by hand, and subsequent vinification took place in 25 hl wooden vats. Interestingly, this sparkling wine was produced following the Ancestral Method. Thus, alcoholic fermentation was stopped when the amount of residual sugar was enough to complete the process in the bottle, without having to add neither yeasts nor any additional sugar.

After that, Taïka 2014 was aged for a minimum of 60 months in the cellar.

Elegant and really complex, this sparkling wine from Costers del Segre had a limited production of 4,200 bottles.

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Appearance

The sparkling wine Taïka has a pale yellow colour with some greenish glints.

Nose

The blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc results in a very sophisticated nose. Subtle notions of citrus, white fruit, bitter herbs and dry fruit, along with deep mineral notions, suggestions of wild berries, raisins and honey, as well as remembrances of petrol and charcoal.

Palate

Fresh, dry and wonderfully original. Razor-sharp acidity, exceptional integration of the bubbles with the wine and enourmous richness and complexity. This sparkling wine of Castell d'Encús is reminiscent of white and yellow fruit, with some creamy notions, mineral undertones, and suggestions of herbs, red berries and underbush. Long, complex aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

The alluring Taïka 2014 is different from any Cava, Prosecco or Champagne that you might have tasted before.

OTHER VINTAGES

Taika 2012:

Enterwine 94. Parker 90. Peñín 90.

Year 2014
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Other denominations
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 6-8ºC
Number of months aged in the bottle 60
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc.
Pairings Blue cheeses, Boullabaise, Cured duck breast, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Oysters, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, Steak Tartare, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Fresh and dry
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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A UFO in the form of a sparkler. The winemaker is clearly a master of his craft, because this most unconventional of blends is marvelous. Shockingly good.
Review by (Posted on 21 August 2018)
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