Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs Reserva

Reina Mª Cristina Blanc de Noirs Reserva

D.O. Cava
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Pairing
This is a cava where the grape's aromas reign and it therefore makes and excellent pairing with fished baked in salt. It is perfect with sushi and carpaccio and also pairs well with aperitifs and first courses. Ideal for serving with fruit based desserts.
Tasting Note
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Intense straw yellow with very lively gold highlights and purple nuances from the Pinot Noir varietal.
Nose
Fine delicate integrated bubbles with a perfect stream and a uniform lasting crown. On the nose we come across exquisite aromas of the flowers along with red fruits. These aromas reappear on the palate with a lot of body and notable freshness.
Mouth
A creamy delicate mouhtfeel with a long finish.
Varietals
Pinot Noir
100%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 11,5-12%
Dosage Brut
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
Optimum ripening and the right colour of the skins are essentials for harvesting to commence. The grapes are transported to the winery expediently and at a temperature of 10 °C to prevent colour from detaching from the skins and tainting the must. Gentle pressing method extracts the choicest must stopping the process when colour begins to issue from the skins thus avoiding tainting the must. The must ferment separately and are then blended and bottled along with the tirage liqueur: The bottles undergo the second fermentation followed by a minimum period of aging of 15 months in contact with the lees of the yeasts in our underground cellars at a constant temperature of (15-17 °C). Finally the lees are removed and a dose of expedition liqueur is added which determines the Brut dosage.
Vineyard (viticulture)
The Pinot Noir grapes are grown on its own estate vineyards. Codorníu has the oldest and most extensive vineyards of this varietal in Spain, which it has grown for 25 years. This varietal is difficult to cultivate given its delicateness. This is why Codorníu chose an ideal zone to plant the varietal, Conca de Barbera, with a continental climate that favours optimum fruit concentration, more body and intense aromas. The soils are gravelly, thus avoiding excessive vigour in the stock and contributing mineral notes. The cultivation methods follow integrated production criteria and are espacially adapted to making sparkling wines.
Autumn prior to harvest was mild and with frequent rains. Winter was longer than usual; spring took its time to start, and ah together caused a delay in vines to wake up from dormancy. Compared with the last year, average temperature lowered 2°C and rainfall in spring was twice the standard. Delayed -from 15 to 20 days- but very vigorous canopy, and the yields increased between 10% and 20%. Maturity was slow and the sugar content was moderate. ln spite of a potentially difficult harvest and degrees a bit below the usual ones, we consider 2013 a good vintage. Acidity levels, which we value as a quality factor, are high. Climate conditions during harvest were very good.
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