This is the new vintage of Vilarnau Brut Nature Reserva. A Cava produced following the traditional Champenoise method.
Made from the traditional varieties Macabeo and Parellada, this Spanish sparkling wine also features 15% Chardonnay. The Chard and the Macabeo come from 30-year-old vines, while the Parellada comes from some of Penedès' highest vineyards, around 700 metres of altitude.
Separately vinified according to the variety, after a 30-day fermentation Vilarnau Brut Nature Reserva 2016 was blended and bottled. Then this Vilarnau Brut Nature Vintage completed secondary fermentation and was aged for a minimum of 24 months.
Drink this cava by Vilarnau over the next 4 years.
The cava Vilarnau Brut Nature Reserva has a pale, bright yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Rich aromas reminiscent of white fruit and citrus, with the Chardonnay supplying some notes of custard and bakery. As it opens, Vilarnau Barcelona Brut Nature Reserva suggests notes of flowers, dry fruit and herbs.
Elegant, fresh and suggestive, with a good balance and a pleasantly dry character. This Brut Nature Vintage by Vilarnau has some creamy bubbles which caress the palate and a long finish with remembrances of ripe white fruit, honey and toast.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Vilarnau Brut Nature Reserva 2016 delivers great pleasure.
Vilarnau Brut Nature Reserva 2015:Enterwine 90.
|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||24|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Macabeo 50%, Parellada 35%, Chardonnay 15%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Birds, Cod, Combination of all types of foods, Dry fruit pastries, Fish and gravey, Fruit cake, Full salads, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Puff pastries, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted fish, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Smoked foods, Steak Tartare, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Creamy with fine bubbles, Fresh and dry|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Business dinner, Desserts, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Excellent value. Crisp, zesty and smooth. I will definitely buy again.