Duran Gran Reserva Brut Nature

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GRAN RESERVA BRUT NATURE 2012 • DO CAVA

Blend of our native grape varieties Xarel.lo, Macabeu and Parellada with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Cava Gran Reserva: second fermentation in the bottle aged on the yeast for more than 42 months in our cellar where developed the prefect maturity and aromatic potential. Elegant and complex.

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Description

VINEYARDS: Penedès terroir

  • Grape varieties: Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir.
  • Region: D.O. Cava. Sub region: Upper Penedes (Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir) and Central Penedes (Xarel.lo and Macabeu).
  • Altitude of the vineyards: 110m (Xarel.lo), 250m (Macabeu) and 315m (Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir).
  • Climate: mild Mediterranean.
  • Annual rainfall: an average of 465 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 October when each variety is at its peak of maturation.
  • Pressing and must fermentation: pneumatic press. 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 Reserve

  • Base wine blending: Xarel.lo 40%, Macabeu 20%, Parellada 15%, Chardonnay 15% and Pinot noir 10%. Bottling period: January.
  • Fermentation temperature: 15-18 oC.
  • Ageing period: for more than 42 months. Production vintage: 13.995 bottles.

TASTING NOTES AND FOOD AFFINITIES

  • Appearance: presents a yellow pale colour with fine and persistent bubbles.
  • Aroma: elegant and fresh nose; ripened white fruits with toasty and nutty characters.
  • Palate: dry and powerful with long and complex finish. Gastronomy: recommended for red and white meat and cured Iberian ham. Enjoy also at any time of the day or in some aperitifs.
  • Tips: served cold, between 6oC to 8oC, in flute glass type, transparent, tall, thin and without decoration.

Ramon Canals
Owner and oenologist

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