|Silver||The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships||Silver Medal - 2019 Championship|
|95 - Gold||Bio Wein Preis (International Organic Wine Awards)||Cygnus Brut Nature is a cava of extraordinary finesse that acquires greater elegance and complexity as it ages in the darkness of the underground galleries.
Intense aromas of ripe white fruit with citrus memories. Palate balanced, creamy, with elegant mineral and fine pastry notes.
International Organic Wine Award
|92 YB||Wine & Spirits Magazine||This wine’s richness develops across an elegant texture, filling out citrusy acidity with yellow-apple freshness and broader, lush notes of cream. Though only marginally more expensive than the bodega’s Cygnus Brut, this Brut Nature plays at a significantly higher level.
Year’s Best Summer Sparklers - August 2019
Top 100 Values of the Year - June 2020
|91+||View from the Cellar||The current release of Cygnus Brut Nature NV is made from a blend of forty percent of Xarel-lo and thirty percent each of Macabeo and Peralada. Again, this is produced entirely from fruit picked in certified organic vineyards and was aged for twenty to twenty-four months sur latte. The wine delivers excellent depth and complexity in its aromatic constellation of breadfruit, sea salts, white soil tones, dried flowers and a nice touch of menthol in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with beautifully buffered acids, a fine core, very elegant mousse and impressive length and grip on the classy finish. This is excellent Brut Nature. 2018-2030.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
|91||Vinous Media||Limpid straw-yellow. Mineral-accented citrus and pit fruits, toasty lees, sweet butter and pungent flowers on the expansive nose. Supple and energetic on the palate, offering ripe tangerine and white peach flavors that show very good clarity thanks to a mineral topnote that gains strength with air. Tightens up steadily on a long, lively finish that leaves notes of pear and candied ginger behind. (Lot 18318; disgorged in May, 2018 after 22 months on its lees; totally dry and zero grams of residual sugar)
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
|90 - Silver||Decanter World Wine Awards||Distinctive nose with peach, jasmine some green apple and bakery. Dry, crisp and refreshing on the palate, with a delicate mousse.
2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
|90||Guia Penin||2020 Guia Penin|
|***||The Washington Post||Score: *** Stars (Exceptional, Great Value)
This lovely cava comes from one of my favorite producers for bargain bubbly. Made from organically grown grapes, the wine is remarkably sophisticated, with baked apple and quince flavors kissed with citrus and pastry crust. It is not sweet by any means, yet as I sip it I find myself craving an apple pie. Bravo! ABV: 11.5 percent.
"Toast this holiday season with lots of bubbly, starting as low as $15," Exceptional, Great Value - Dec. 13, 2019