5Varietaties of grapes from 5Vineyards with the elegant Allier oak french oak fusion: Xarel.lo, Macabeu and Parellada with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A great Gran Reserve with a great complexity, elegance and finesse aged for more than 36 months in the bottle in our cellar. Delicate and sophisticate.
Grape varieties: Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir.
Region: D.O. Cava. Subregion: High 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).
Climate: mild Mediterranean.
Annual rainfall: an average of 465 l/m2.
Soil: clay and calcareous.
Harvest: hand gathered. At the end of August the Chardonnay and Pinot noir, at the beginning of September the Macabeu, at the end of September the Xarel.lo and at the beginning of October the Parellada.
Pressing and must fermentation: pneumatic press. Musts seleccion, only the best juices will be for the Duran elaboration. Individually fermentation of each grape variety at a constant temperature of 16ºC in stainless steel tanks, except the Chardonnay that ferments in Allier oak French barrel.
Blending of the base wine: Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Chardonnay and Pinot noir.
Bottling period: January 2010.
Fermentation temperature: 15-18 ºC.
Ageing: for more than 36 months.
Production vintage 2009: 5.616 bottles.
Appearance: presents a yellow pale colour with fine and persistent bubbles.
On the nose: fresh, ripened tropical fruits, vainilla, anise, cinnamon and creamy and toasty notes.
On the palate: perfectly balanced, delicate, elegant with long and creamy finish.
Recommended for aperitifs and fine cousine dishes. Enjoy at any time of the day by glasses.
Serve at a temperature of 6-8 ° C in flute cup, tall, thin and without decoration.
96/100 points - 50 Great sparkling wines 2014
95/100 points - 50 Great cavas 2014
Gold Medal - International wine guide 2014
92/100 points - Guia Gourmets 2014
5*/5* - Raymond Chan July 2014
|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 36 months|