The Heretat Mas Tinell winery produces Carpe Diem Reserva Especial Brut Nature only in exceptional vintages.
Crafted following the traditional Champenoise method, the free-run juice of each variety was separately vinified, blended, and bottled.
After that, this Cava Reserva Especial Brut Nature was aged for about 60 months in the cellar.
A strict Brut Nature, no additional sugar was added to Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Reserva Especial Brut Nature 2014 after the disgorgement.
Limited production of 15,000 bottles, all numbered.
The wine Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Reserva Especial Brut Nature has a very bright, clean, pale yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
Intense aromas, with a remarkable degree of complexity and depth. This Brut Nature Reserva Especial exhibits some notes of white flowers, aniseed and citrus, along with some remembrances of pastry, menthol and dry fruit. This Cava from Penedès has a background reminiscent of aromatic herbs and honey.
Sexy, creamy and fresh, Carpe Diem by Mas Tinell has a supple body and well-integrated, tiny bubbles. Flowers, butter, citrus, menthol and balsam combine in a most accordant manner. Refreshing, crisp acidity and long, seductive finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Classy and very versatile when it comes to food pairing, Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Reserva Especial Brut Nature 2014 is an astounding value.
Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Reserva Especial Brut Nature 2008:
Mas Tinell Carpe Diem Reserva Especial Brut Nature 2007:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 91. Gold Medal - Challenge International du Vins 2016.
|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||Chardonnay 40%, Xarel·lo 30%, Parellada 30%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Cold meats, Combination of all types of foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, Specialty plates, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|
Classy product. Good balance, creamy bubbles.
I found this wine truly inspiring. A very solid core, mineral and tart, and plenty of spicy and fruity nuances. The nose is very sophisticated, and the ending is voluptuous.