Produced by Can Descregut, a tiny but uncompromisingly quality-oriented winery virtually unknown outside its native Catalonia, Memòria Brut Nature is an organic Cava made from Xarel.lo and Chardonnay.
The grapes come from estate-owned, over 40-year-old vineyards located in some of Penedès' best areas.
Both varieties were separately vinified in stainless steel tanks. The this organic Spanish sparkling wine was blended, delicately filtered and bottled to complete secondary fermentation.
Finally, Memòria Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2012 was aged for a minimum of 60 months in the cellar.
No shipping liquor was added to the wine after the disgorging date, which is printed on the back label. The wine is disgorged on demand.
This Gran Reserva Brut Nature has an intense, bright yellow colour. Very attractive, Memòria Brut Nature Gran Reserva exhibits some ambarine tinges.
Elegantly mature, though also plenty of life, this Brut Nature from Penedès smells of toast, fine lees, pastry and dry fruit. On the background, this blend of Xarel·lo & Chardonnay insinuates aromas of citrus, white fruit and flowers.
Quite complex, lush and balanced. The Cava Memòria Gran Reserva by Can Descregut suggests white fruit and citrus, with a distinctive note of orange rind, as well as some hints of flowers, broom and dry fruit. Crisp acidity, tiny bubbles and long, delicately toasted finish, resulting from its long ageing.
|Our personal opinion||
A fabulous and confidential value of a rare elegance, Memòria Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2012 by Can Descregut winery is an extremely versatile organic Cava.
Memòria Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2009:
Memòria Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2008:
Memòria Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2007:
Silver Medal - Effervescents du Monde 2012.
Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard Guide.
|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 60%, Chardonnay 40%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Duck, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Lite cakes, Nougat candy, Poultry, Puff pastries, Rice with meat, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Smoked foods, Steak Tartare, Sweet pastries, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Desserts, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
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