Winery: Celler Jordi Lluch is a family winery located in in Sant Quintí de Mediona, in the heart of the Penedès region of Catalonia, Spain. The family has been making wine for many generations, but only started producing for the public in 1984. The Vinya Escudé label was created in 1992 when they began bottling their wines. The estate consists of 25 hectares which are supplemented by neighboring growers to meet their needs.
Tasting Notes: Coppery pink in colour with aromas of strawberry and a hint of funk. Dried strawberry and leather notes are complimented by mellow, consistent bubbles. A pleasantly bitter element lingers on the dry finish. Like a fizzy fruit roll up, an enjoyable change of pace combining bubbles and rosé.
100% Pinot Noir
Produced by Jordi Lluch
Estate: Segura Viudas was founded in 1954 and is located in the Penedes region of northeastern Spain. The estate is one of the leading producers of sparkling wine in Spain, and is “noted for its high production standards of traditional Methode Champenoise”. The Brut Cava has gained a reputation as a consistent and reliable “best buy”.
Philosophy: To “create sophisticated yet approachable cavas for all occasions”, with 3 defining characteristics; “fruit, freshness and complexity”.
Winemaking: Grapes are hand harvested and transported to the winery in small containers to ensure they arrive in prime condition. Vinified in the méthode champenoise technique, then aged in the bottle for up to 2 years in their underground cave.
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with light aromas of apple, white flowers and minerals. Simple and easy going, with subtle apple and melon notes that join diminutive, fizzy bubbles, whilst light citrus zest compliments the dry finish.
Blend of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel [I could not verify varietal percentages.]
A fuller bodied Rosé with a fantastic synergy of bright fruit, fizz and creamy finish.
Estate: Founded in 1921 by pioneer winemaker Joan Juvé Baqués along with his wife Teresa Camps Farré, Juvé Y Camps is located in San Sadurní d’Anoia [the birthplace of Cava] in the northeastern Penedès region near Barcelona. Joan Juvé Baqués restored the estate’s vineyards and was at the forefront of revitalizing the area’s wine production. Today the estate consists of 2700 acres of vineyards and is headed by the 3rd generation, who have established the estate “as the most highly regarded Cava producer in Spain”. Their wines are served at state banquets and government events.
Philosophy: To craft wines using “traditional, high quality winemaking practices”.
Winemaking: Grapes for the Brut Rosé were sourced from the 200 acre Feixa vineyard with clay and limestone soil. The Cava is made in the ‘Traditional Method’ [the same method used for Champagne] in which it undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Dark pink with copper highlights, with aromas of strawberry and minerals. Floral notes accent vivid strawberry and raspberry flavours, whilst chalky minerals and traces of bitter almond comprise the rich, creamy-like finish.
100% Pinot Noir
Cava/ San Sadurní d’Anoia
Bottled by Juvé Y Camps