1+1=3 Cava Brut

"Cava 1 + 1 = 3 is one of the very finest producers of sparkling wine in Cataluña" —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Appellation
Cava D.O.
Grape(s)
40% Xarel•lo (23 year old vines), 35% Parellada (54-year-old vines) and 25% Macabeo (49 year old vines), selected grapes from own vineyards located in the Alt Penedès region (Catalonia, Spain)
Altitude/Soil
350 meters above sea level with mix of clay-loam and limestone soils
Farming Methods
Organic and Vegan certified
Harvest
Hand harvested
Production
Individual varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
Aging
Final blend aged for a minumum of 12 months on lees (disgorging date on back label - October 2021); 8 grams/liter dosage
Suggested Retail Price
$18
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1+1=3 Cava Brut NV
90 (W&S) 89 (VfC) 89 (VM) ** (WP) #5 (VP)
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90 Wine & Spirits Magazine This is a tight, floral blend of xarel•lo, parellada and macabeo, organically farmed at U Mes U’s estate vineyards in Penedès. Spring flower scents of narcissus meet green apple and pear nectar flavors in a luscious Cava. The touch of sweetness in the end will meld well with jamón serrano.
Joshua Greene – August 2021
89 View from the Cellar The new release of Cava “1+1=3” non-vintage Brut is made from a blend of forty percent Xarel-lo, thirty-five percent Parellada and twenty-five percent Macabeo. The vineyards are all farmed organically and the grapes are hand-harvested. The wine is from the base year of 2019 and was disgorged in October of 2021, after a bit more than a year and a half on the fine lees. The finishing dosage was 8.5 grams. The wine offers up a bright and nicely precise nose of lemon, lime, wild fennel, salty minerality and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is zesty, fullish and nicely balanced, with a good core and soil signature, pinpoint bubbles and a sneaky long and complex finish. This is a very tasty bottle and a fine value. 2022-2035.
John Gilman - Issue #98 March-April 2022
89 Vinous Media Bright yellow-gold. Fresh pit fruits, orange and a hint of smokiness on the nose and in the mouth. Chewy and focused, showing good depth and building spiciness on the nicely persistent finish, which leaves a hint of yellow plum behind. Lot #19093, disgorged in April 2019. 2021- 2024
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
** The Washington Post Score: ** Stars (Excellent)
This is a perennial favorite of mine for bargain bubbly, from a local importer and with great availability throughout the region. It is the classic cava grapes of xarello, parellada and macabeo, fermented and aged in the traditional champagne method, with the second (bubbly) fermentation in the bottle. Enjoy this with spicy salami, pasta or other light foods, or just turn a tough workday into a celebration.
Dave McIntyre - October 26, 2018
#5 VinePair Rated as #5 of in an article entitled: Eight of the Best Cavas Under $15, Tasted and Ranked, where editor Tim McKirdy tasted more than 40 different Cavas.
This producer might have failed math class, but there’s no doubt about its winemaking credentials. Rich in oxidative notes, this brut Cava smells like an apple turnover and is defined by pronounced doughy aromas. On the palate, it’s refreshingly acidic, with a crisp, lasting finish.
July 3, 2019
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