The Recaredo winery, the first Cava producer to obtain a Demeter Certification for biodynamic agriculture, presents the new vintage of Recaredo Serral del Vell, formerly known as Recaredo Brut de Bruts.
The Serral del Vell estate is located on a plateau composed of limestone soils on the riverbanks of the Bitlles river. The organically grown estate has been recognised as Paraje Calificado. This recently created category was launched to highlight the best terroirs in the designation.
This Gran Reserve Brut Nature is made from a blend of Macabeo and Xarel·lo coming from low-yielding grapevines. After a meticulous vinification, Recaredo Serral del Vell 2011 was aged for about 96 months in the bottle. Each bottle was manually disgorged.
Open this Cava from Penedès 30 minutes before you drink it.
Production of 21,000 bottles. Drink through 2025.
The Cava Recaredo Finca Serral del Vell has a nice golden colour with some bright golden tinges.
Intensely balsamic, this blend of Macabeo & Xarel·lo suggests aromas of white fruit nuanced by hints of fennel, liquorice and aniseed, dim remembrances of lees and white flowers, and some mineral intimations. The nose of this Cava Gran Reserva shows real complexity and refinement.
Extremely fresh, with a delightful intrincacy and a fabulous potential for growth, this organic sparkling wine by Recaredo combines in the very evocative way remembrances of fruit, Mediterranean herbs, some buttery and creamy notes and a touch of dry fruit. Crisp and dry, extremely pure, this Cava de Paraje Calificado ends with an elegantly bitter note, Xarel·lo's trademark.
|Our personal opinion||
In a word, sensational. Recaredo Serral del Vell 2011 follows the path of the world's great sparklers.
Recaredo Serral del Vell 2009:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.
Recaredo Serrall del Vell 2008:
Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 94.
Recaredo Brut de Bruts Finca Serrall del Vell 2007:
Aged for 96 months. Enterwine 93. Parker 92+. Peñín 94.
Recaredo Brut de Brut 2006:
Aged for 88 months. Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 93+.
|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||96|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo 55%, Macabeo 45%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, Boullabaise, Caviar, Cream pastries, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Nougat candy, Oysters, Puff pastries, Red meat with gravy, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, Stew, Sweet pastries, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Fresh and dry|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
On a paar with Champagne and, depending on how you see life, even better.
Yes, absolutely stunning. Laser-like precision and tremendous terroir expression. Simply wonderful.