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Cavas Gramona 2001 - Celler Batlle Brut Gran Reserva 750 ml.

$89.99
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Product Description
RP 96
WS 88

Country: Spain

Region: Cava

Varietal: Xarel-lo; Macabeo

Vintage: 2001

Size: 750 ml.

Gramona’s history is long and storied and the property has been a quality reference point in the zone for decades. As far back as 1816 a member of the family has been making wine in the Penedes. 1921 marks the year when the Gramona name began to be put on bottles of "Cava Champagne". Today, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned estates in the region, with many having been bought by large companies. Gramona is located in the Penedes region of Spain just 45 minutes from Barcelona along Spain's Mediterranean coast. The Climate in the Penedes is mild and warm, benefiting mostly from a Mediterranean influence. However, as the differences in elevation are quite dramatic (with some vines at over 700 meters), there are many microclimates in the zone. Soil in the region is not particularly rich in organic material (as is often the case in great winemaking regions) with high levels of sand and clay. Gramona is, unfortunately, one of the last remaining family-owned cava houses of the Penedes. Here, elderly ladies from the village carefully wrap each bottle before being packed for transport and the entire operation is carried out by people who love the family and the estate. For the property, their reference points are in Champagne in France, and they regularly taste wines from this area next to their own (with often astonishing results). However, pricing remains very low compared to even the most mundane, negociant Champagnes on the market. These are some of the best values in our portfolio.

SKU: F0669
Reviews
Robert Parker - 96 See more...
The 2001 Cellar Batlle Gran Reserva Brut (disgorged in 2011) has a lifted bouquet that shows the benefits of bottle age when compared to the 2002. It offers a citrus-driven bouquet with limestone aromas, a touch of lanolin and honeysuckle that emerge with aeration. The palate is (once again) extraordinarily precise on the entry with tangible minerality and hints of white truffle. The acidity is perfectly in synch with the taut citrus fruit, lending the finish laser-like focus married with unerring refinement. Drink now-2015+ The town of Sant Sadurni D-Anoia is built upon Cava, and in one of its streets in an undistinguished building lies one of its greatest exponents - Gramona. I had time to taste through their current portfolio, as well as take a brief tour of their ancient cellars housing countless bottles, each annex named after a different member of the dynasty. My guide was the garrulous Xavier Gramona, a veritable fountain of information and viewpoints, in particular with respect to agrology (where Claude Bourguignon acts as an advisor) and the -essence of long aging- for Cava in terms of soil, autolysis and that crucial ingredient, time. His research into autolysis deserves an article all of its own, but essentially he believes that lees-aging is mandatory to create complex aromas and flavours and to protect the wine from oxidation during aging - five years minimum, and preferably ten years to create a truly great Cava. Even then, he advises that Gran Reservas should be given two or three years bottle age after disgorgement. At Gramona, detail is everything, pruning according to lunar phases, manual picking, riddling by hand, aging bottles under cork rather than crown cap and using 100-year Solera wines aged in chestnut and oak barrels for dosage. So let us examine what is unquestionably the most impressive portfolio of Cavas money can buy.
Wine Spectator - 88 See more...
Smoky, offering subtle flavors of baked apple, poached peach, roasted nut and vanilla biscuit. Juicy, with a creamy bead. Drink now through 2016. 1,100 cases made.