ENOTECA GRAMONA BRUT - Sparkling Wine
Producer Notes 2001
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC Cataluña
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain
VARIETIES: Xarel·lo, Macabeo
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. This is our Brut tribute to sparkling wine which brings pleasure and exalts the senses. It is created by using the exclusive dosage liqueur which Gramona makes ??with wines from its solera, which is well over a century old.
Appearance: Golden with intense gold tones.
Nose: It shows great expressiveness and depth. Honeyed notes accompany the fruit (baked apple, louquats, dry figs). Candied orange peel, dried apricot. Floral touches. Distinct ageing character (toast, hazelnuts, nougat, marzipan, cocoa, toffee, coffee). Aromas of undergrowth, dead leaves and mushrooms.
Palate: Pleasant and very full on entry. Smooth across the palate, with opulent, seductive body. Velvety textured carbon dioxide. A slightly bitter note blends with the powerful acidity of an infinite wine.