ENOTECA GRAMONA BRUT NATURE

Gran Reserva 2002

Paratge Qualificat Font de Jui

ENOTECA GRAMONA BRUT NATURE

Gran Reserva 2002

Paratge Qualificat Font de Jui

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Vol. 12,5% Grapes: 75% Xarel·lo, 25% Macabeu
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ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC VITICULTURE

Based on careful observation and the management of the factors which influence our terroir and its habitat. We do not apply chemical herbicides or pesticides, but instead we use natural resources, with the primary aim of maintaining a balance in the environment, and we preserve spontaneous ground cover in order to obtain spongy soils.

Through biodynamics, which goes one step beyond organic growing, we breathe life into our vineyards and seek to raise levels of biodiversity: we apply plantbased infusions and decoctions to avoid pest infestations, and we make our own animal and vegetal compost and the preparations of our own farm.

PRODUCTION

We assume responsibility for each and every step involved in the winemaking process, from the vine to the bottle. The grapes are picked by hand, go onto a sorting belt, are transferred by gravity, and pressed whole bunch.

This Gran Reserva is aged for 120 months. 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.

 

LOGO_CORK-AGED-WITH-cercle-300x300 We use cork stopper for the ageing of all our cavas over 5 years old and for the Argents. Manual processes are carried out: ageing sur latte, riddling, disgorging, labelling, and cellophane.

PARAJE FONT DE JUI

Paraje Font de Jui consists of about 22.5 hectares, among them, 15 are Xarel·lo and 7.5 Macabeo. They spread from the Anoia River (La Plana, 100 metres above sea level) to the Mas Escorpi hill (350 metres above sea level), which overlooks the town of Sant Sadurní, and its southern slopes. Its soil is clay-limestone: sandy layers along the river and very rocky in the higher and drier areas. Gramona’s organic and biodynamic approach on the Paraje, as with all of their land, enriches life in the soil, and helps the plants to better adapt to climate change.

It is a Bordeaux-style paraje, a “chateau” concept, grouping plots of more than one grape variety, essential to the wine’s identity, around the Celler Batlle winery, located at the heart of the paraje. This concept is the opposite of, or differs from the “clos” of Burgundy, where the vineyards are not necessarily next to the winery. Both concepts, tied to a specific landscape and place, are part of the Cava de Paraje concept.

TASTING NOTES 

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APPEARANCE

Golden with intense gold tones.

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.

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.

FOOD PAIRINGS

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.