Castell d’Or Cava Brut Reserva Imperial

24.00

Description

Premium Cava sourced exclusively from Castell d’Or’s own vineyards, this Cava Brut is a blend of native Parellada grape (60%) and Chardonnay. Each grape is harvested and fermented separately, with blending following completion of the first fermentation. Second fermentation is then carried out in the bottle per the traditional method of Cava production, with the bottles stored in cool underground cellars for a minimum of 24 months for extra flavour development with the wine’s natural yeasts.

Pale gold in colour with a good persistence of fine bubbles and frothy mousse. The nose is gorgeously rich and complex, notes of apple and quince combine with hints of gingerbread and warm pastry, with a faint hint of aniseed. The palate is lush, elegant and rich, layers of orchard fruit — apple, pear, peach — overlaying pastry and creamy notes of vanilla and lemon curd.

This makes a fine alternative to Champagne as an aperitif, and will also stand up well to a range of fish, meat or mushroom dishes, sauces and cheeses.

  • Rich, elegant, complex
  • 750ml
  • 11.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Castell d'Or

The first cooperative winery in Catalonia was the Cooperativa Agrícola de Barberà de la Conca, formed in 1894. The cooperative movement brought villages together and ensured the financial survival of thousands of growers and their families through the sharing of knowledge, resources, technical innovation and transport, as well as pooled investment in new wineries. A new generation of architects, disciples of modernism, created "cathedrals of wine", intended to increase productivity and quality, and drive economies of scale.

In 2006, sixteen of these historic cooperatives, including Barberà de la Conca, came together to form Castell d'Or, a new collective of more than 2,200 families working more than 6,200 hectares of vineyards in Catalonia. New facilities using the latest technology in winemaking, maturation, storage, and energy and water conservation produce in excess of 8 million bottles a year.

The proximity to the coast and the high altitude of some of the vineyards — situated up to 750m above sea level — provide a diversity of microclimates best suited for the individual requirements of Cava's three native grape varieties, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parelleda. This optimisation of growing and diversity of grapes and terroir allows for the creation of multiple Cavas with unique characteristics, qualities recognised with the awarding of multiple gold medals at the some of the world's most prestigious wine shows, including Mundus Vini and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

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