CAVA 2017 Brut Nature – Villa d’Orta

Vineyard

Terroir: The climate is Mediterranean. The vineyard is located in Sant Sadurní, capital of the CAVA denomination. 22 hectares of vineyards is grown in the Alt Penedes, prime territory for the cultivation of the vine. The soils are mainly clay. On the heights, there are some limestone areas with poorer and weaker yields soils. The terroir benefits from the influence of the sun and of the Mediterranean Sea. The traditional grapes grown for CAVA (sparkling) wines are Xarel.lo, Macabeo, Parellada and Chardonnay
Grapes: Made with traditional varieties for CAVA; (40%) Xarel.lo, (35%) Macabeo, and (25%) Parellada.
Average age of vines: 35 years 
Yield:  50 HL / ha
Grade: 12,05%
Total acidity: 4.9
Free SO2: 14
Residual sugars: 1.4 (Brut Nature which means without adding any sugar)
Year: 2017
Appellation: D.O CAVA (Equivalent to Champagne, in France)

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Vinification

Handpicked grapes. First fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 14 C for about two weeks. In the spring of the year following the harvest, the wines are assembled and bottled for the second fermentation in bottles (Méthode Champenoise / Traditional Method) and are kept in the cellar on lees for two years before being disgorged (the cleaning of the deposit in the bottle after 2nd fermentation). This Cava is a CAVA BRUT Nature RESERVA, (ie without the addition of sugar during scouring).
CAVA (Sparkling wine in Catalunya) BRUT Nature (no sugar added) RESERVA (at least 2 years on lees before commercialization).

Tasting

This CAVA (white sparkling wine) is made from the best grapes of the Penedès region, in Catalunya, with a second fermentation in the bottle (traditional method) for 24 months in the dark, in the silence and stillness. With a long finish and a hint of acidity, this Brut Nature Reserva will please most sparkling wine enthusiasts. Serve at 8° C.