THE VINEYARDS: Penedès terroir
Grape varieties: Xarel.lo, Macabeu and Parellada.
Region: D.O. Cava.
Sub region: Upper Penedès (Parellada) and Central Penedes (Xarel.lo and Macabeu).
Altitude of the vineyards: 110m (Xarel.lo), 250m (Macabeu) and 315m (Parellada).
Climate: mild Mediterranean.
Annual rainfall: an average of 475 litres per square metre.
Soil: clay and calcareous.
1st FERMENTATION: must to base wine
Harvest: hand gathered to select the best grapes between September 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 Ramon Canals Gran Reserva Limitada Vintage 2012 elaboration. Each variety of grapes fermented separately at a constant temperature of 16ºC in stainless steel tanks.
2nd FERMENTATION: base wine to cava Reserva
The base wine blending: Xarel.lo 50, Macabeu 25%, Parellada 25%.
Bottling period: January 2016.
Fermentation temperature: 15-18 ºC.
Ageing period: for more than 48 months on lees. Vintage dated each year. Recently disgorged. Sugar added: 0 g/L Brut.
Appearance: presents a pale yellow coloured cava with fine and persistent bubbles.
Aroma: fully developed aromas on the nose and intense aroma with ripe fruit, stewed apple and toasty and nutty flavours of ageing.
Palate: fresh with fine texture and an elegant balancing acidity, dry with a pure, harmonious and long aftertaste. Gastronomy: recommended for rice, pasta, rice, white meat and fish dishes.
Tips: served cold, between 6ºC to 8ºC, in tulip glass type, transparent, tall, thin and without decoration.
Owner and oenologist