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

"This wine’s richness develops across an elegant texture, filling out citrusy acidity with yellow-apple freshness and broader, lush notes of cream." —
Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Cava D.O.
40% Xarel•lo and 40% Parellada and 20% Macabeo, from estate-grown vineyards averaging 37 years old
260-450 meters / range of soils from deep/stony to clay-loam and limestone
Farming Methods
Organic and Vegan certified
Hand harvested starting in late August and running until late September
Individual varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
Aged for between 15 and 24 months prior to disgorging; no dosage
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
1+1=3 Cygnus Brut Nature Reserva (Organic) NV
Silver (CSWWC) 95 - Gold (BWP) 92 YB (W&S) 91 (VfC) 91 (VM) 90 - Silver (DEC) 90 (Peñin) *** (WP)
Score Publication Review Copy
Silver The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships Silver Medal - 2019 Championship
95 - Gold Bio Wein Preis (International Organic Wine Awards) Cygnus Brut Nature is a cava of extraordinary finesse that acquires greater elegance and complexity as it ages in the darkness of the underground galleries.
Intense aromas of ripe white fruit with citrus memories. Palate balanced, creamy, with elegant mineral and fine pastry notes.
Gold 2019
International Organic Wine Award
92 YB Wine & Spirits Magazine This wine’s richness develops across an elegant texture, filling out citrusy acidity with yellow-apple freshness and broader, lush notes of cream. Though only marginally more expensive than the bodega’s Cygnus Brut, this Brut Nature plays at a significantly higher level.
Year’s Best Summer Sparklers - August 2019
Top 100 Values of the Year - June 2020
91 View from the Cellar The new release of Cygnus organic Brut Nature Reserva is produced from a blend of forty percent each of Parellada and Xarel-lo and twenty percent Macabeo. It is from the base year of 2017 and was disgorged in August of 2020. The wine offers up a refined nose of breadfruit, raw almond, ocean breeze, white soil tones and a nice touch of gently musky spring flower in the upper register. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied and nicely mineral in personality, with a lovely core of fruit, elegant mousse, fine focus and grip and a long, very nicely balanced and complex finish. Fine juice. 2021-2035+
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
91 Vinous Media Limpid yellow-gold. Aromas of yellow apple, orange zest, peach and buttered toast are complemented by chalky mineral and floral nuances. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering pear nectar, lemon curd and honey flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. A floral note emerges on the long, sappy finish, which shows good clarity and a repeating honey note. Lot #19017, disgorged in January 2019. 2021- 2024
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
90 - Silver Decanter World Wine Awards Distinctive nose with peach, jasmine some green apple and bakery. Dry, crisp and refreshing on the palate, with a delicate mousse.
Silver Medal
2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
90 Guia Penin 2020 Guia Penin
*** The Washington Post Score: *** Stars (Exceptional, Great Value)
This lovely cava comes from one of my favorite producers for bargain bubbly. Made from organically grown grapes, the wine is remarkably sophisticated, with baked apple and quince flavors kissed with citrus and pastry crust. It is not sweet by any means, yet as I sip it I find myself craving an apple pie. Bravo! ABV: 11.5 percent.
"Toast this holiday season with lots of bubbly, starting as low as $15," Exceptional, Great Value - Dec. 13, 2019
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