La Plana is the mother land and source of III Lustros, Celler Batlle and now, La Enoteca. Four hectares of Xarel·lo grow in this area, accompanied by a hectare of Macabeo. They grow on clay soils with a sandy substratum over limestone rock. Bounded to the east by the River Noia, to the north, the vineyards are open to the air currents from the valley which runs down from the mountains. To the south, they are exposed to the sun, which follows the path of the river while, to the west, a hill of pine trees dominates, its shadow protecting the vineyards in the afternoons. The land is worked with the same meticulous care that it has received for the last 150 years.
Aged in bottles stored on their sides for 160 months, which represents the ultimate expression of aging "sur lattes". 100% artisanal process. The bottles are sealed with a cork stopper throughout the time they spend resting in the silence of the cellars, which enables the longest ageing periods. We use “pupitre” racks, and riddling and disgorging are carried out by hand. Brut Nature possesses the character of its terroir. Dosage is <3 grams/litre.
Appearance: Golden with intense gold tones.
On the nose: Subtle at first, after 12 years ageing it needs a moment or two to wake up! Yellow fruit which ranges from cool tones to mature notes. Candied fruit, plums, apples and pears. Perfumed tones (patchouli, incense), balsamic notes (eucalyptus, rosemary, bay leaf, fennel). The bakery type notes turn into finely roasted aromas (nuts, toffee, cocoa). Some earthy, saline aromas with a trace of iodine in the background.
On the palate: Fresh on entry, surprisingly fine carbon dioxide, creamy but with a constant lively acidity. A metallic note adds to the fresh finish with nice, sustained acidity.
This cava will be enjoyed with the most exquisite dishes. It is good with all types of food and recipes and is an ideal accompaniment throughout an entire "tasting menu". But of course, good company and great occasions are what suit it best. To enhance the beauty of this cava, we suggest you serve it between 10- 12º C in a large balloon wine glass to enable it to aerate and express its aromas to the full. Enoteca Gramona is released on the market ready to be enjoyed now or, if stored in the right conditions, in a few years' time.
Guia Proensa 2014 94 points
Guia Peñín 2016 98 points
Guia Peñín 2014 93 points
Guia Gourmets 2014 92 points. Gramona is among the best cavas for 16 years running.
Anuario de Vinos El País 2014 96 points "A testament to the great capacity of the xarel.lo" 2014 - 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008. Gramona featured on the honour roll of the El Pais' "Best Wines in Spain".
Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2014 In a blind tasting 9,62 points
Fuera de Serie - Expansión "A cava at the Olympus of sparkling wines, Gramona caused a sensation when tasted alongside prestigious Champagnes"
Wine Advocate Neal Martin, the prestigious North American publication’s taster, commented. "Let us examine what is unquestionably the most impressive portfolio of cavas that money can buy."
The New York Times Gramona, cava before and after - "Reminds me of the great champagnes," Eric Asimov.
World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Gramona produces great cavas and has its rightful place among the best sparkling wines in the world"
Revista Decanter "Gramona is more sumptuous and refined than I ever dreamed a cava could be" Andrew Jefford.
Revista Wine and Spirits 2009 - 2010 - 2011. Among the Top 100 Wineries in the World.
Les Plus Grands Vins du Monde M. Bettane y T. Desseauve (The greatest wines in the world) Bettane & Desseauve. "Among my 300 favourite wines in the world" Michel Bettane, one of France's top wine gurus.
|Location||Sant Sadurní d'Anoia|
|Grape varieties||Macabeu, Xarel·lo|
|Denomination of Origin||D.O. Cava|
|Robert Parker Rating||92|
|Aging||Minimum of 160 months|