The 2012 vintage of the well-known Parxet Gran Reserva has changed its name. Now it is called Parxet Gran Reserva M.C Vintage, a reference to Maria Cabané, the wife of Bodegas Parxet's founder.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed and traditionally vinified. Then this Cava from Alella was bottled and added yeasts and sugar to complete secondary fermentation.
Finally, Parxet Gran Reserva M.C 2012 was aged for a minimum of 30 months. After its disgorging, this Spanish sparkling wine was added a tiny amount of sugar, resulting in an Gran reserva extra brut.
This Cava extra brut gran reserva has some golden tinges and a pale yellow colour. Parxet Gran Reserva M.C. has some tiny bubbles that form a delicate crown.
Delicate and fresh, it smells of citrus, white fruit, green apples and fennel. This Gran reserve sparkling wine also suggests aromas of dry fruit, pastry, fine lees and dim herbal remembrances.
The entrance is fresh, lively and pleasant, with a smooth body and a creamy, caressing mousse. This Gran Reserva by Parxet is well-structured, crisp and pleasant, with a long, delicately bitter and saline finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Subtle and elegant, the Cava Parxet Gran Reserva M.C 2012 is always a good try.
Parxet María Cabané 2011:
Peñín 92. Wine Enthusiast 89. Enterwine 93.
Parxet María Cabané 2009:
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Extra 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||30|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Pansa Blanca, Macabeu, Parellada|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Eggs, Fish and gravey, Fruit cake, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Stews, Sushi, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Lively and Fresh|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
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