Our winery's most illustrious cava, a white wine made from Pinot Noir red wine grapes. Long ageing over 40 months and a touch of Chardonnay rounds out this cava.
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.
2009 began with a cold, very wet winter, getting the vines off to a good start. Spring, however, was a little drier than usual, with temperatures close to the average. The summer was very dry and hot, allowing the pinot noir to ripen well. The mid-August heatwave arrived just after the harvest so it did not affect the grapes.
Very fresh aroma with mineral notes and hints of red fruits from the Pinot Noir. Sweeter fruit notes from the Chardonnay are also detectable. There is also a subtle background note of pastry, suggesting that this is a long-aged cava. The mineral elements of this wine are more marked on the palate, together with a refreshing structure and notes of Far Eastern fruits. The freshness denotes acidity, which is balanced by the discreet presence of sugars from the liqueur d’expedition.
The Pinot Noir is harvested at night to prevent colour being transferred when the skins come into contact with the must. Immediate cooling of the grapes at 10°C, however only the first 20% of must is used. Static filtration for 24 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at 14ºC for 18 days. Aged in stacks for around 42 months.
Alcohol: 11,80% vol.
Residual sugar: 5,3 g/l
Total acidity: 4,00 g/l
|Grape varieties||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Denomination of Origin||D.O. Cava|
|Aging||Mínim de 42 mesos|