2022 Gramona Mas Escorpi Chardonnay
Bodegas Gramona is a winery full of tradition and prestige in the DO Penedes. The Bodega was founded in 1921. All wines from Gramona are very renowned and of an exceptional class and with a very good price/quality ratio. That is why we also carry their range.
The Mas Escorpi is the beautiful signature white Chardonnay from the vineyards of Mas Escorpí and The Serralet, on the hills of Sant Sadurní. A rich, smooth and remarkable elegance. Fermentation at a controlled temperature (14-15 °), where the yeast (saccharomyces uvarum) allows a very long fermentation (43 days). A very elegant Chardonnay where the grape is paramount.
The Escorpu is a fresh and spicy Chardonnay with a good base of acids. Not a classic taste pattern for Chardonnay. The subtly pronounced creamy Chardonnay character is nicely substantiated here by a lot of terroir. Elegant flavor pattern that could use some air. Northern Chardonnay style à la Chablis. Mas Escorpi needs about 2/3 years after bottling to fully express its terroir annex varietal.
FACT : Wine is certified organic (demeter) and Gramona harvests its grapes just before full ripeness, as this avoids oxidation but results in a low alcohol wine and gives a fresh, elegant chardonnay.
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
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Round, White fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag