This is the new vintage of one of the most interesting sparkling wines produced in the whole of Spain.
Taïka 2012 is produced by the great Raúl Bobet, widely recognized by his peers as one of the world's top winemakers.
This wine of the Castell d'Encús winery is made from high-altitude vineyards located on the Pyrénées foothills.
The place is not far from Tremp, a town belonging to the Costers del Segre DO in the northern Catalan province of Lleida.
Harvest was carried out by hand, and subsequent vinification took place in 25 hl wooden vats.
This sparkling wine was produced following the Ancestral Method. Thus, alcoholic fermentation was stopped when the amount of residual sugar was enough to complete secondary fermentation in the bottle without having to add neither yeasts nor any additional sugar.
After that, Taïka 2012 was aged for 27 months in the cellar.
Elegant and really complex, this wine has a ridiculously low production of 600 bottles.
Properly stored, it will improve in the bottle for a minimum of 5-7 years.
In any case, we suggest that you store it for 1 year in order to allow its complexity to fully harmonize.
Pale yellow colour with some greenish glints.
Subtle notions of citrus, white fruit, bitter herbs and dry fruit, along with deep mineral notions, suggestions of wild berries, raisins and honey, as well as remembrances of petrol and charcoal.
Fresh, dry and wonderfully original. Razor-sharp acidity, exceptional integration of the bubbles with the wine and enourmous richness and complexity. White and yellow fruit, some creamy notions, mineral undertones, and suggestions of herbs, red berries and underbush. Long, complex aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
Taïka 2012 is an Ancestral sparkling wine from Costers del Segre different from any Cava, Prosecco or Champagne that you might have tasted before.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Other denominations|
|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||27|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Pinot Noir": "Semillon": "Riesling":|
|Pairings||Blue cheeses, Boullabaise, Cream pastries, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Oysters, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Fresh and dry|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
A UFO in the form of a sparkler. The winemaker is clearly a master of his craft, because this most unconventional of blends is marvelous. Shockingly good.