Elena de Mestres

D.O.C. Cava

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 4 months. The second fermentation in bottle is completed in contact with the first 100% natural cork, in horizontal position in “rima” with over 42 months of aging in the traditional bottle on its lees.

Tasting Notes: Light color intensity. Fine bubble with good detachment. Intense and complex aroma that combines pleasant floral notes (violet and red fruit; strawberry) with light roasted and toasted bread, thanks to its aging in chestnut barrique. In the palate it is an elegant and creamy cava, with the carbonic very well integrated and a very elegant and long aftertaste.

Production: Vintage 2015. Gran Reserva Brut Nature. 1.728 units.

Alcohol: 12,0%.

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