Fusion of our native grapes varieties Xarel.lo, Macabeu and Parellada with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Cava Gran Reserva: second fermentation in the bottle ageing on the yeast for more than 42 months in our cellar where developed the prefect maturity and aromatic potential. Elegant and complex.
Grape varieties: Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir.
Region: D.O. Cava. Subregion: Upper Penedes (Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir) and Central Penedes (Xarel.lo and Macabeu).
Altitude of the vineyards: 110m (Xarel.lo), 250m (Macabeu) and 315m (Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir).
Climate: mild Mediterranean.
Annual rainfall: an average of 465 litres per square metre.
Soil: clay and calcareous.
Harvest: hand gathered to select the best grapes. Between August and October when each variety is at its peak of maturation.
Pressing and must fermentation: pneumatic press. Musts selection, only the best juices will be for the Duran Gran Reserva elaboration. Each variety of grapes fermented separately at a constant temperature of 16ºC in stainless steel tanks.
Blending of the base wine: Xarel.lo 40%, Macabeu 20%, Parellada 15%, Chardonnay 15% and Pinot noir 10%.
Bottling period: January
Fermentation temperature: 15-18 ºC.
Ageing: for more than 42 months.
Production vintage 2009: 14.290 bottles.
Appearance: presents a yellow pale colour with fine and persistent bubbles.
On the nose: elegant and fresh nose; ripened white fruits with toasty and nutty characters.
On the palate: dry and powerful with long and complex finish.
Recommended for red and white meat and cured Iberian ham. Enjoy also at any time of the day or in some aperitifs.
served cold, between 6ºC to 8ºC, in flute glass type, transparent, tall, thin and without decoration.
|Winery||Duran Gran Reserva|
|Location||Castellví de Rosanes|
|Grape varieties||Chardonnay, Macabeu, Parellada, Pinot Noir, Xarel·lo|
|Denomination of Origin||D.O. Cava|
|Aging||Minimum of 42 months|