Maria Rigol Ordi Gran Reserva
35 % macabeu, 40 % xarel·lo and 25 % parellada . D.O. Cava
OPULENCE AND PERSONALITY
Straw yellow with golden hues. Elegant fine bubble. Delicate mousse and good bead formation. Underlying ripe fruit (dried apricot) and dominant hints of aging. Aromas reminiscent of yeast (vanilla) with nutty and toasty notes. Pleasant attack becoming intense, fatty and unctuous. Complex, structured and voluptuous. Nicely-integrated carbonation. Lingering and pleasant finish.
Through long aging, we have rearmed our understanding: prolonging the resting time of the bottles, the wine gains in expressiveness and, in turn, retains a commendable freshness that provides deeper and more complex sensations. Solemn and subtle. It stands out for its freshness, purity and austerity. Noble and elegant character. Its mouthfeel ranges from fine creaminess to tension, and is bound in a delicate balance that results in a vintage of great refinement, which is a reflection of the challenges assumed by the winery.
Good intensity and high expressiveness. Ripe stone fruit: peach, apricot and apple. Mediterranean herbs: rosemary and thyme.
Pronounced aging notes: nutty with hints of hazelnut and walnut, toasted bread crust, coee and spicy notes. Powerful attack, with a great structure as it passes over the palate. Fine bubbles that melt in the wine and leave a velvety structure mid-palate. Great freshness and verticality, with a mineral mouthfeel finish.
This is a fully gastronomic wine. Thanks to the balance between structure, creaminess and freshness, it harmonizes with an infinity of ingredients and preparations. Iberian ham, foie gras or cold meats. Seafood, fish, white meats, rice dishes and even some stews. Paellas, marmitakos and risottos.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8 0C.
La Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2020 9.53/10
Peñín Guide 2020 88/100
Gran Vinari Escumós 2017 and Vinari d’Or 2017 for
Best Sparkling Wine from Old Reservas
Gold Medal +90, Concours International Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Jancis Robinson 17.5
Macabeu: Area of lower coastal Penedès, at a height up to 200 m.
Xarel·lo: Area of the Penedès depression, at a height between 280 and 350 m.
Parellada: Pre-coastal area, at a height from 450 m.
AGING: At least 48 months.
DISGORGEMENT: See date on label.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5% vol.
BEST BEFORE: 15 months from date of disgorgement.