Gran Plus Ultra Chardonnay Brut Nature

Gran Plus Ultra Chardonnay Brut Nature

D.O. Cava
Customer Reviews
€20.00
Awards
Pairing
An ideal cava for accompanying a meal given that its complexity improves a wide variety of dishes: risotto, seafood, duck magret, stews, smoked dishes and heavy spices.
Tasting Note
View
Pale yellow with golden highlights. Clarity and brilliance. A fine mousse forming a persistent crown, which denotes its thorough fermentation in the bottle.
Nose
Supple toasty notes intermingled with spring fruits: peach and cherry underlain with brioche and dried fruits and nuts from its aging in the lees. Very complex with elegant notes and generous aromas that are enhanced the longer it remains in the glass.
Mouth
A rounded, complex, balanced and creamy mouthfeel. The butteriness of Chardonnay enables us to craft this Brut nature without adding sugars in the expedition liqueur.
Varietals
Chardonnay
100%
Analysis
Alcoholic grade 11,5-12%
Dosage Brut Nature (0-3 g/l of sugar)
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
We plan the best moment for harvesting of this varietal. After destemming, the grapes are crushed to obtain the must, which is then fermented at a temperature of 15 to 17 °C for 12 to 15 days. Part of the Chardonnay must is fermented in contact with oak thus acquiring new nuances, greater structure and complexity. After the fermentations the base wines are blended and the resulting wine is bottled along with the expedition liqueur. The bottles are racked in our underground cellars where they undergo a second fermentation and aging in contact with the lees of the yeasts ay a constant temperature (15-17 °C). This is known as the traditional method. It is a Reserve cava that has spent at least 15 months in out cellars.
Vineyard (viticulture)
The Chardonnay grapes used to make Gran Plus Ultra come from Costers del Segre, a region with a dominantly continental climate with large variations between day and night temperatures and poor shallow soils that prevent excessive vine growth and contribute more concentration, body and more intense aromas of ripe fruits to this cava. The winegrowing is based on integrated vineyard management methods that have been especially adapted to making sparkling wines. Harvesting of the Chardonnay varietal takes place around mid-August and is always carried out at night in order to maintain the grapes as fresh as possible and preserve their intense aroma.
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