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ELENA DE MESTRES GRAN RESERVA

Great colour intensity with fine bubble lace. On the nose, floral elegance and the maturity of red fruits intertwine with long aging aromas on its lees (fine pastry, creaminess) and subtle hints from the aging in chestnut barriques (light roast nuances, balsamic notes). On the palate it presents good bubble integration with a pleasant complex texture and aromas reminiscent of those identified on the nose. A cava which is easy to pair with all kinds of aperitifs. The only Rosé aged in barriques. Simply incomparable.

Type of Cava :

ROSÉ BRUT NATURE – BARRICA – GRAN RESERVA

Varietals :

Trepat (60%) Monastrell (40%)

Vieyards :

Controlled vines 20 years old. Manual harvest.

Alcohol :

12,2 % vol.

Bottle type :

CAVA traditional 750 ML.

Elaboration and Aging :

We use two corks for every bottle to make our cava. The base wine is fermented and aged in chestnut barriques in lees for 4 months. The second fermentation in bottle is completed in contact with the first 100% natural cork, in horizontal position in “rima” with over 50 months of aging in the traditional bottle on its lees in CAVA MESTRES. For longer aged cavas (over 30 months) bottles are moved from the “rima” resting position to favour the yeast autolysis process greatly improving structure and complexity. Finally after disgorging (manual process of dead yeast cell
removal, we place the second cork with its accompanying plaque into the bottle. MESTRES always states thedisgorging date on the label.