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

"The first cava I found to be ´champagne comparable'" —
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Appellation
Cava D.O.
Grape(s)
40% Xarel•lo and 30% each Parellada and Macabeo, from estate-grown vineyards averaging 37 years old
Altitude/Soil
260-450 meters / mix of 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 20 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
92 (VfC) 91+ (VfC) 90 (VM) 89 (WE)
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92 View from the Cellar The cépages of the Cygnus Brut Nature “Reserva” is slightly different than the “1+1=3” bottling, as it is a mix of forty percent Xarel-lo, thirty percent each of Parellada and Macabeo, with the wine spending fully two years aging on its fine lees. The bouquet is deep and a touch more precise than very good “1+1=3”, offering up scents of lime, tart orange, beautiful, salty minerality, a touch of ocean breeze and wild fennel. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and very nicely balanced, with bright, well-integrated acids, lovely focus and grip, refined, pinpoint bubbles and impressive length and grip on the well-balanced finish. A lovely example. 2017-2027.
Jan/Feb 2017
notes for a bottling disgorged in May 2016
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
90 Vinous Media (disgorged in May 2016 after two years on its lees and with zero dosage) Light bright yellow. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by notes of white flowers, ginger and chalky minerals. Dry and sharply focused, offering nicely concentrated orange and quince flavors and a refreshing touch of bitter herbs. Finishes firm, stony and quite long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity.
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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