1+1=3 Cygnus Brut Nature Reserva (Organic) NV

"This wine’s richness develops across an elegant texture, filling out citrusy acidity with yellow-apple freshness and broader, lush notes of cream." —
Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Appellation
Cava D.O.
Grape(s)
40% Xarel•lo and 40% Parellada and 20% Macabeo, from estate-grown vineyards averaging 37 years old
Altitude/Soil
260-450 meters / rangeof soils from deep/stony to clay-loam and limestone
Farming Methods
Certified Organic Vineyards
Harvest
Hand harvested starting in late August and running until late September
Production
Individual varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
Aging
Aged for between 15 and 24 months prior to disgorging; no dosage
Suggested Retail Price
$20
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1+1=3 Cygnus Brut Nature Reserva (Organic) NV NV
Silver (CSWWC) 92 YB (W&S) 91+ (VfC) 91 (VM) 89 (WE)
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Silver The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships Silver Medal - 2019 Championship
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
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)
Drink 2019-2023
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
89 The Wine Enthusiast Clean, fresh apple aromas and a minerally, citric palate are on point for brut nature. A lightly salty set of persimmon and apple flavors finishes lively, with dry citrus notes on the finish.
November 2018
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