Made from the three traditional Cava varieties, the main component of Nadal Salvatge Gran Reserva Brut is Macabeo (62%), coming from old vineyards located in the Boadella estate, owned by Cavas Nadal.
In fact, this Cava from penedès is only produced in those vintages in which the Macabeo grapes achieve optimal levels of sugar and acidity. This time, the blend is completed with 25% Xarel·lo and 13% Parellada.
After a traditional vinification, Nadal Salvatge Gran Reserva Brut 2013 was aged for a minimum of 36 months. This Spanish sparkling wine has a production around 37,000 bottles.
The Cava Nadal Salvatge Gran Reserva Brut has a clean, bright, pale golden colour with some grey tinges.
Quite intense, the Salvatge Brut Cava smells of ripe white and tropical white fruit, alongside citrus and aromatic herbs. This traditional blend has a smokey and leesy background.
Quite substantial, but very fresh and uplifting, this Gran Reserva Brut crafted by Cavas Nadal has a smooth mousse and a long finish with an aftertaste of ripe pears, pineapple, laurel and pastry.
|Our personal opinion||
The Cava Nadal Salvatge Gran Reserva Brut 2013 will certainly please the curious drinkers eager to taste something new and exciting
Nadal Salvatge Gran Reserva Brut 2011:
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|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||36|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo 62%, Parellada 25%, Xarel·lo 13%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cold meats, Cured duck breast, Duck, Paté, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew|
|Taste||Creamy with fine bubbles, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues|
Despite the off-putting label, the wine is very pleasant. Palate is fresh and crunchy, gentle bubbles and crisp finish.
A more than presentable sparkling wine. Tart, fresh, tiny bubbles, long long finish.