Grapes: Xarel·lo (55%) Macabeu (25%) Parellada (20%).
Wine-making: We use two corks for every bottle to make our cava. For longer aged cavas (over 30 months) bottles are moved from the “rima” resting position to favor the yeast autolysis process greatly improving structure and complexity. Finally after disgorging (manual process of dead yeast cell removal, we place the second cork with its accompanying plaque into the bottle. MESTRES always states the disgorging date on the label. We continue to produce crafted cavas, whilst being faithful to the traditional aging method.
Ageing: The base wine is fermented and aged in chestnut barriques in lees for 10 months. The second fermentation in bottle is completed in contact with the first 100% natural cork, in horizontal position in “rima” with a over 84 months of aging in the traditional bottle on its lees.
Tasting Notes: Bright golden color. Fine and thin bubble which evolves favorably in the glass. An elegant and aromatically rich cava with aromas coming from the barrique aging like: fine pastry, cocoa, dried fruit, raisins and fig bread. On the palate it’s creamy and elegant, and thanks to the long aging in barrique it has a very good integration. The notes of noble maturity with brioche, roasted and dairy stands out with a long post-taste.
Production: Vintage 2010. Gran Reserva Brut Nature. 4.936 units.