Cava Xarel·lo Gran Reserva Brut Nature Maria Rigol Ordi, Penedès (2012)
Xarel·lo: Area of the Penedès depression, at a height between 280 and 350 m. Structure, complexity and density
At least 42 months with natural cork.
Crisp, clean and bright. Very fine bubbles that rise slowly up the glass.
Captivating rich aroma. Ripe white fruit enveloped in very subtle smoky notes. Salty hints. Soft floral fragrance with bitter almond undertones giving it a very personal character. Intense on the nose with aging notes retaining, in turn, great freshness.
Powerful attack on the palate and great structure. Fine creamy bubble moving quickly and easily over the tongue. Presence of floral notes and fresh aromas of the countryside with hints of fennel. Creaminess and complexity of aging consistently dominated by a balancing acidity. Lively, refreshing and very long finish. That is why this extremely gastronomic cava makes a superb accompaniment to appetizers, soups and stews
Appetizers, foie gras, cold meats, raw and steamed seafood, dark fish, poultry, rice dishes with fish and dishes to be eaten with a spoon such as casseroles, stews or a good fricassee.
Serving temperature 6ºC i 8ºC.
Guia Peñín 2017 94/100
Medalls de bronze, categoria Escumosos Gran Reserva, Premis Vinari 2016.