The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from which this Grand Reserve Cava is made come from a single estate located in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.
Produced by Sumarroca, the Chardonnay was fermented in new French oak barrels from Allier, and then aged for three months with periodic stirrings.
As for the Pinot Noir, it was fermented in stainless steel tanks avoiding any contact of the wine must with the grape skins in order not to colour to the wine.
Once both wines were blended and bottled, Núria Claverol Allier 2012 was aged in the bottle for a minimum of 36 months.
This high-end sparkling wine is a Cava de Paraje ("qualified single-estate Cava"), the new classification for premium Cava recently launched by the Cava Regulatory Board.
The new category identifies the wines made from over 10-year-old grapes, harvested by hand and aged for a minimum of 36 months.
Bright, pale yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Notes of ripe white fruit, tropical fruit and citrus, alongside some toasted and buttery nuances and some mineral remembrances.
Full of richness and nuances, displaying remembrances of lees, spices and toast, dim notes of vanilla and clove and distant mineral echoes. Delicately tart, with a smooth mousse and a great freshness. Long, delicate finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Substantial and well-crafted, Núria Claverol Allier 2012 is perfect for a celebration.
|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||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir.|
|Pairings||Alone, Baked whitefish, Birds, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Duck, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Fruit cake, Grilled fish, Nougat candy, Poultry, Puff pastries, Red meat with gravy, Roasted fish, Roasted foods, Sweet pastries, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|