Cava combining the fruitiness of Chardonnay with the finesse provided by a touch of Parellada. The purity of the brut nature cava is guaranteed, with no dosage and long aging over 36 months.
The Sabartés estate is located in the southernmost part of the Penedès region. The soil has a higher clay content with a loamy texture. The estate is strongly influenced by the sea, being just a few kilometres from the coast. This Mediterranean character gives the base wine a fruitier tone. The land of the Sumarroca estate is poor, chalky and gravelly. The influence of the sea is diminished by the Garraf mountains which dry out the sea winds, while the pre-coastal mountain range protects the estate against dry winds from inland. These conditions produce highly elegant wines with a balanced, very fresh fruitiness.
The 2010 vintage began with a cool winter and spring, resulting in a delayed bud-break. Heavy rains in late winter and early spring produced notable leaf growth and meant there were sufficient water reserves for the entire harvest. June was cool but dry, and July and August were hot. The wet weather came back in August, with higher than average rainfall, while the weather returned to normal for the rest of the season, although it was very humid.
Intense aroma with strong fruity and creamy notes from the base wine, made mainly from Chardonnay, combined with pastry notes from the long ageing. Well structured and creamy on the palate, with a fresh, slightly dry finish (brut nature) reflecting the true strength of the cava. Extremely fine bubbles that complement the complexity of the cava very well.
Separate wine-making processes for each variety. Static filtration for 24 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at 14ºC for 18 days. Aged in stacks for around 36 months.
Alcohol: 11,60% vol.
Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l
Total acidity: 4,15 g/l
|Grape varieties||Chardonnay, Parellada|
|Denomination of Origin||D.O. Cava|
|Aging||Mínim de 36 mesos|