2016 Gramona Corpinnat Imperial Gran Reserva Brut
One of the best representatives of the Spanish sparkling wine, the Cava. Made in Sant Sadurní by an authentic family winery with a focus on quality. This cava is made from the Catalan trilogy namely Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada with a small percentage of Chardonnay, which further enhances the elegance. The 2nd fermentation is in the bottle, so traditional method, 60 months 'sur lattes', dosage of 8 g/l.
Straw yellow in colour. Fine mousse. Fresh appley in smell and taste. Light notes of ripe fruit, due to the aging in the bottle, mild acidity, some nutty and a pleasant round mouthfeel. Lots of flavor and healthy dryness on the finish.
This is a sparkling top Cava that is far behind many significantly more expensive Champagnes in terms of quality and price. Absolute top quality as you would expect from the house Gramona
Gramona is part of Corpinnat, which was founded in 2016. Corpinnat by a number of (high-end) producers who have distanced themselves from DO Cava, mainly because no distinction can be made in quality in the CAVA model. Corpinnat is therefore, just like Cava (or Champagne), a sparkling wine that is made using the traditional method, so by a second fermentation in the bottle and this creates the bubbles, so this is a brand name founded by a number of quality producers who wanted to distinguish With Corpinnat as protected brand (such as a Grandcru or a Grande Reserva) not only the region determines the naming, but also the terroir and that is much more than just the area; it is also about climate, grape varieties, the vineyard and the winery.
The very dynamic family business Gramona has existed since 1881, currently the 5th generation of mainly 150 ha own vineyards makes formidable sparkling wines. Traditional, but using modern technology. Since the opening of the new Bodega in 2006 just outside the village, Gramona is also technically completely ready for the coming years. In a Research and Development program, research is conducted at a very high level into climate change, ecological viticulture, sustainability and everything related to the formation and preservation of the mousse. The oenologist Jaume Gramona, who runs the company with his cousin Xavier, teaches at the University of Tarragona. Gramona has a low yield per hectare for Cava producers. In the summer, a green harvest is done, with an excess of bunches being cut away. The company makes its own yeasts and liqueur d'expédition in a more than a hundred years old solera system. Gramona's stock is about 1.5 million bottles. The Cava market is dominated by large houses with huge volumes. Top companies like Gramona have a completely different philosophy and work exclusively on quality. Currently, they have three locations in Sant Sadurni for the production of their wines.
Gramona is, first and foremost, always concerned with maximum quality in the wines and champagnes. This aim is reflected in every moment and in every step of the process (pruning, harvesting, production, selection). This ethos is conveyed in the coat of arms: "Viti, Vini, Vitae": the vine, wine, life, a synthesis of our history. As a company with a long tradition , respect for the area and nature is of paramount importance. At Gramona they use the exceptional terroir and the experience in the traditional production ("Champenois") to produce high-quality and, above all, very elegant Cavas.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Macabeo, Xarel-Lo|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Fresh, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch|