Bodegas Gramona "La Cuvee" Gran Reserva Cava 2016 (Penedes, Catalunya, Spain)

Bodegas Gramona "La Cuvee" Gran Reserva Cava 2016
(Penedes, Catalunya, Spain)

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About This Wine:
La Cuvee from Gramona is sourced from 13 growers who are members of Aliances per la Terra, an organization established to promote organic and biodynamic farming in the Peneds. Currently, all these growers are certified organic, and 12 a certified biodynamic. The most youthful of the sparkling wines released by Gramona, La Cuvee is a blend of 45% Xarel.lo, 45% Macabeu, and 10% Parellada from a total of 11 hectares of vineyards. It is aged for a minimum of 30 months sur lattes and finished with a dosage of between 4-6 g/L before release. Leo Gramona explains La Cuvee and the qualities that come from long-aged sparkling wines.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 vintage):
2015 was a very dry year, so the grapes for the 2015 La Cuvee were harvested quite early to avoid overripeness. It's a blend of 55% Xarello, 30% Macabeo and 10% Parellada, aged with the lees in bottle for 39 months and sold with six grams of residual sugar. This is a riper vintage, and the wine is evolving fastereven the color is a bit deeper than the 2014 Imperial. They want integrated bubbles, more of a creamy texture than explosive bubbles. The Xarello grapes suffered more, and the Parellada grapes come from a higher-altitude vineyards that keep more freshness. It has nutty aromas, hints of fennel and even licorice, and it's balanced and poised for such a vintage and also quite dry for a brut. They use the same expedition liqueur as the Imperial, old wine kept in a solera. It's lively and very approachable, and they think of this as a sparkling wine to sell by the glass. 80,000 bottles produced.