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Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012

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Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012

Characteristics

  • Gran Reserva. 60 meses en botella.
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12

Score

P 91
Parker Score 91
93
Enterwine Score 93
92
Media rating 92

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€18.30
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Details

Produced by Cavas Mestres, one of the companies that best embodies old Cava traditions, Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature benefits from a brief period of ageing in oak barrels that gives this sparkler an original character.

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

This Cava from Penedès is made from 45% Xarel·lo, 35% Macabeo and 20% Parellada. Half of the grapes come from over 50-year-old vineyards, and 30% of them are over 25 years of age.

After a manual harvest, the wine was fermented in barrels, where it was aged on lees for 6 months. Once bottled, Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012 was aged for 60 months and manually disgorged on the date printed on the back label.

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

16,394 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Appearance

The Cava Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature has a pale golden colour with some amber tinges.

Nose

This excellent Reserva Particular de Mestres is surprisingly sophisticated. Aromas of French patisserie, English custard, fennel, aniseed and jammy white fruit, enlivened by notes of citrus and aromatic herbs.

Palate

Vinous and fresh, this Brut Nature Cava is on the way to its peak. Bubbles are almost completely fused, and the palate is creamy and luscious. There are remembrances of dry fruit, garrigue, balsam and bitter herbs. Mestres Visol from Penedès has a long, rich finish.

Our personal opinion

An almost unbeatable value, Mestres Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012 is a sensational Cava aged in oak that delivers pleasure and complexity in equal measure.

OTHER VINTAGES

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 2012
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Cava
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Gran Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 60
Parker Score 91
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo 45%, Macabeo 35%, Parellada 20%.
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
  1. visol review by Roseanne Burr on 9/9/2019
    Value

    Great bubbly from what is, in my view, the best traditional Cava producer - with the worst marketing department ever, by the way.

  2. Visol review by Al Jolson on 2/13/2018
    Value

    This sparkler is at its peak right now. Nice structure, with subtle mousse and a very long ending, weightless and refreshing.

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