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Catalonian Cava: Two Distinctive Sparklers From Progressive, Low Intervention Estates

Mata i Colomo ‘Cupada No. 21’ Brut Nature Reserva Cava DO 2016

Estate: Pere Mata began his career making wine and consulting in Champagne, France. In 2000 he founded his own estate based upon the principles of small grower Champagne wineries in in the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, in the heart of the Penedès, Catalonia, northeastern Spain. He farms the tiny estate of 5 hectares by hand, using organic and low intervention methods. His 30 year old vines are the traditional varieties of Xarello, Macabeu and Parellada used in Cava wines.

Winemaking: Aged on its lees for 24 months, bottle fermented, zero dosage, disgorged March 2019.

Tasting Notes: Pear, green apple, white flowers, citrus, a trace of toast and mouth puckering acidity are wrapped in abundant bubbles. The dry, crisp, mineral driven finish is an excellent compliment to each tart and tangy sip.

Blend of Xarello, Macabeu and Parellada
Cava DO
Spain
Estate Bottled
11.5% Alcohol
$20 [Average Price]

Alta Alella Cellar de les Aus ‘AA Bruant’ Cava DO 2017

Estate: Alta Alella is a family winery set in the middle of the Serralada de Marina Natural Park, close to the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona. Josep Maria and Cristina Pujol-Busquets Guillén have dedicated their lives to organic viticulture and nature. Their daughters Mireia and Georgina are following in their footsteps. Celler de les Aus [‘The Bird’s Winery’], is the new “radical wine cellar of Alta Alella”. Called “a pact with nature” this new winery continues the family’s passion and dedication to craft organic “natural wines and cavas elaborated with low intervention and without added sulfites”. As a tribute to the birds that live in the Serralada de Marina’s Natural Park, each wine is named after “those who sing their melodies to create the soundtrack of the vineyard”.

Winemaking: Aged on its lees between 15 and 24 months, second fermentation in the bottle [ancestral method], zero dosage, no sulphur added.

Tasting Notes: Yellow apple, apricot, musk, wildflowers and a trace of resin are accented by citrus acidity and fine, consistent bubbles. White flowers and hay linger on the herbaceous finish. Engaging and sumptuous.

100% Xarello
Cava DO
Spain
12% Alcohol
$25 [Average Price]

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