One of the very first high-end Cavas produced in Catalonia, Kripta 2008 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 Catalan sparkling wine.
All of the grapes come from over 60 year old vines located in some of the best areas in Penedès.
Separately fermented, the resulting wines were blended and bottled to complete secondary fermentation.
After that, this wine of the Agustí Torelló Mata winery was aged for a minimum of 60 months in the cellar.
The disgorging date, November 2015, is printed on the back label.
Production of 24,300 bottles.
Open the bottle 30 minutes before drinking.
Drink now until 2020.
Elegant, bright straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Notes of fruit compote, combined with aromas of rose petals, jasmine, dry fruit, pastry, lees, toast, citrus, mint and aromatic herbs.
Elegant and creamy, with tiny, melting bubbles and a crisp, fresh acidity. Notes of vanilla, butter and ripe white fruit over a background of undergrowth, toast, balsam and flowers. Sophisticated and evocative, with some room for growth. Very long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Kripta 2008 is a sexy, classy sparkling wine that will transform any moment into a celebration.
Parker 93, Peñín 93.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||60|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Xarel·lo":"20" "Macabeo":"45" "Parellada":"35"|
|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|
The packaging is nice, but the content is amazing. 5 stars.