The 2014 and 2015 vintages were one of our top sellers! The 2015 vintage of this Gran Reserva Cava (Penedes DO) was announced at #76/Wine Spectator’s annual Top 100 Wines of the Year 2020! The 2016 is again excellent and follows in its predecessors’ footsteps. Where can you find a traditionally made vintage sparkling wine with 40 months en tirage (in the bottle, on its lees before disgorgement!) for this price??
Extremely high quality, organically and bio-dynamically family farmed, and produced by the traditional method as practiced in the Champagne region of France, this serious Spanish “Farm Fizz” deserves your attention! A tremendous value for a Spanish “Champagne” equivalent! If we can ever start traveling again, please let me know if you wish to visit, as the estate is only an hours drive south of Barcelona. In the meanwhile……travel by drinking great wines of place!
Fine persistent bead! Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Richness, but elegance with finesse and inviting freshness. .
Gelida Brut Gran Reserva Cava comes from the winery’s best vineyards located in Penedes superior; Macabeo from Can Simon, Xarel-lo and Pinot Noir from Can Prats, Parellada from Can Castany, and Chardonnay from Can Miquel de les Planes in Gelida. These vineyards were planted between 1965 and 1990 in calcareous sandy soils at elevations up to 1300 feet. All farming is organic and bio-dynamic. Harvest is manual. Each varietal is treated separately with a gentle press of 50% extraction of free run juice. The first fermentation (methode champenoise-traditional) is spontaneous with indigenous yeast and takes place in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Of significance, these bottles are aged 40 month on the lees after the secondary bottle fermentation. Bottles rest one year after disgorgement, and that date is noted on the back label. This flagship wine undergoes a rigorous panel tasting by the D.O’s regulatory body to assess if it is worthy of the Gran Reserva designation.