Conde de Subirats Brut

"This is a vivacious Cava showing bright, lemon zest and a very refreshing aspect in the mouth...fun, lively, and not too serious." —
Mike Potashnik, International Wine Review
Appellation
Cava D.O.
Grape(s)
55% Macabeo, 40% Parellada, 5% Chardonnay
Altitude/Soil
200-250 meters / sandy, lime-rich clay
Farming Methods
Sustainable, Integrated Pest Management, CO2 reduction schemes in place, Vegan
Harvest
Hand harvested fruit
Production
Each variety was fermented separately at very low temperatures for 30 days, 6 week secondary fermentation in its own bottle
Aging
Aged for a minimum of 15 months and up to 20+ months on the lees prior to disgorging
Suggested Retail Price
$15
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Conde de Subirats Brut NV
88 (VfC) 88 (VM) 87 (WE)
Score Publication Review Copy
88 View from the Cellar The Conde de Subirats Cava non-vintage Brut does not include any Xarel-lo in its cépages, as the blend here is fifty-five percent Macabeo, forty percent Parellada and five percent Chardonnay. The wine carries a dosage of eight grams per liter and was aged fifteen months on its fine lees. The bouquet is very nicely expressive, wafting from the glass in a mix of breadfruit, a touch of olive, sea salts, straw and a nice base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and nicely focused, with a good core, elegant mousse and just a touch of backend sweetness poking out on the pretty long finish. I like this, but the dosage at six grams per liter might have given the wine just a bit more backend tension and grip. Still , this is quite tasty. 2018-2026.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
88 Vinous Media Green-tinged yellow. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying green apple and melon scents and a citrus zest topnote. Fleshy, dry and focused, offering Meyer lemon, honeydew and bitter quinine flavors that are given a spicy edge by a subtle ginger note. Closes with nervy cut, repeating citrus character and good persistence. (aged for 18 months on its lees; Lot #L1800813C)
Drink 2019-2020
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
87 The Wine Enthusiast Lightly briny citrus aromas are standard for the most part. A solid palate delivers lime and melony flavors along with dosage-related sweetness. A short but clean finish is a good final touch.
November 2019
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