VINEYARDS: Penedes terroir
Grape varieties: Pinot noir and Trepat.
Region: D.O. Cava. Sub region: Upper Penedes (Pinot noir and Trepat).
Altitude of the vineyards: 450m (Pinot noir and Trepat). Climate: mild Mediterranean.
Annual rainfall: an average of 515 litres per square metre.
Soil: clay and calcareous.
1st FERMENTATION: must to base wine
Harvest: hand gathered to select the best grapes. Between August and September when each variety is at its peak of maturation.
Pressing and must fermentation: pneumatic press. Press maceration during 12 hours. Musts selection, only the best juices will be for the Duran Gran Reserva elaboration.
Each variety of grapes fermented separately at a constant temperature of 16oc in stainless steel tanks.
2nd FERMENTATION: base wine to cava Gran Reserva
The base wine blending: Pinot noir 80% and Trepat 20%.
Bottling period: January 2013.
Fermentation temperature: 15-18 oC.
Ageing period: for more than 48 months. Vintage dated each year.
Production vintage 2012: 2.920 bottles.
Appearance: presents a deep red-coloured cava with fine and persistent bubbles.
Aroma: fresh, floral, ripened red fruits with slightly nutty nose.
Palate: perfectly balanced, full-bodied, pleasant with long and clean finish.
Gastronomy: recommended for aperitif or combined with pasta, rice, blue fish, well-seasoned white meat and red meat stews.
Tips: served cold, between 6oC to 8oC, in flute glass type, transparent, tall, thin and without decoration.
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