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

Region: Cava D.O.
Winery: U MES U FAN TRES (1 + 1 = 3), BODEGAS

Grapes: 40% Xarel•lo and 30% each Parellada and Macabeo
Color: Sparkling

All fruit was hand harvested in mid-late Sept. from certified organic vineyards. The Parellada came from 2 different 38-year-old bush-vine vineyards at 450 m. The Xarel•lo from a single 26-year-old, cordon-trained vineyard at 315 m, with limestone soil. Finally, the Macabeo from a single 46-year-old bush-vine vineyard at 260 m. The wine was aged for 24 months on lees prior to disgorging in May 2016. Dosage: 0 g/l


Publication Score Comments
View from the Cellar 92 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
Vinous 90 (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.
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The Wine Advocate 91 The Non-Vintage Cygnus Brut Nature Organic offers up a sophisticated nose of flowers, mineral, smoked nuts, and brioche along with excellent balance and length 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.
May 2011