1+1=3 Cygnus Cava Brut Reserva (Organic)

"[offers] a vibrant mix of lime, tart orange, salty minerality, wild fennel, gentle smokiness...really the perfect balance for most casual Cava drinkers" —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Cava D.O.
35% Parellada (41 year old vines), 35% Xarel•lo (30 year old vines) and 30% Macabeo (49 year old vines)
260-450 meters / range of soild from deep/stony to clay-loam and limestone
Farming Methods
Certified organic grapes from 4 different vineyard plots, Camp Gran, Parada Llarga, La Font and La Masia, Vegan
All fruit was hand harvested in mid-late September
Individual varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
Aged on the lees for 15 months prior to disgorging and release; 8 grams/liter dosage
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
1+1=3 Cygnus Cava Brut Reserva (Organic) NV
91+ (VfC) 90 (VM) 90 (RP) 89 (WE)
Score Publication Review Copy
91+ View from the Cellar The new release of Cava Cygnus Brut “Reserva” is again a slight variation of cépages from the other two new bottlings in the market, as this cuvée is comprised of thirty-five percent each of Parellada and Xarel-lo and thirty percent Macabeo, with some of the estate’s oldest vines used for this bottling. It is aged a shorter time on the lees- fifteen months in this case- and finished off with a dosage of eight grams per liter. The nose wafts from the glass in a vibrant mix of lime, tart orange, salty minerality, wild fennel, gentle smokiness and dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and very nicely balanced, with a nice touch of dosage, elegant mousse and very good length and grip on the complex finish. This is really the perfect balance for most casual Cava drinkers, but will seem a tad sweet to those that are more inclined towards low dosage bubblies. Fine juice. 2017-2027.
90 Vinous Media Light, bright yellow. Displays mineral-accented tangerine, pear and honeysuckle scents that show very good clarity and a candied ginger accent. Smooth, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering ripe citrus/orchard fruit flavors that slowly deepen and become spicier with air. Lingers nicely on a sharply delineated finish that leaves a subtle floral note behind. (Lot 18316; disgorged in October, 2018 after 18 months on its lees; 9 g/l residual sugar)
Drink 2019-2024
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
90 The Wine Advocate The Non-Vintage Cygnus Brut Organic exhibits similar aromatics [a sophisticated nose of flowers, mineral, smoked nuts, and brioche] with greater depth and flavors on the palate.
In recent years One Plus One Equals Three has been a reliable producer of quality Cava. These new releases are all excellent with several offering very good value.
89 The Wine Enthusiast Apple and mild citrus aromas are touched up by vanilla but also green notes of lettuce leaf. A citric, acid-driven palate delivers flavors of briny orange and grapefruit, while this wine feels healthy on a long finish.
November 2018
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