Gramona, Cava, III Lustros, Gran Reserva, Brut Nature, 2011
Region: Catalunya, Penedès
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 70% Xarel.lo, 30% Macabeo
Organic & biodynamic viticulture based on careful observation and the management of the factors which influence terroir and habitat. Aged for roughly 7 years on its lees. They use ‘pupitre’ racks, and riddling and disgorging are carried out by hand. < 3 grams of sugar per litre.
Ripe citrus, grapefruit peel. Faded flowers and a herbal backdrop reminiscent of fennel and rosemary. The ageing notes include hazelnuts, pastries, toast, brioche and toffee. The cava becomes more and more expressive as it opens up in the glass.The aftertaste is never-ending.
Food pairings - With its balance of structure, creaminess and freshness, it works well with all food types and recipes. Appetizers, foie gras, terrines and cold meats. Seafood and fish. Poultry and even rice dishes, stews and hotpots.