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 soil 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
90 (RP) 90 (VM) 89 (WE) 89 (VfC)
Score Publication Review Copy
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.
90 Vinous Media Pale yellow. A lively, sharply focused nose features fresh citrus and orchard fruit and floral qualities, along with a zesty mineral nuance. Chewy, tightly focused lemon, quince and honeysuckle flavors show a refreshingly bitter edge and a spicy touch of ginger. Finishes dry and precise, with a repeating floral note and very good persistence. Lot #19234, disgorged in September 2019. 2021- 2024
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
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
89 View from the Cellar The brand new arrival of Cygnus’ organic Brut non-vintage Cava has a slightly different cépages from the Brut Nature, as the blend for this bottling is thirty-five percent each of Xarel-lo and Parellada and thirty percent Macabeo. This wine is from the base year of 2018 and was aged fifteen to twenty months prior to its disgorgement in August 2020, with a finishing dosage of eight grams per liter. The wine delivers a refined bouquet of lemon, tart pear, a touch of lemongrass, fleur de sel, chalky soil tones and a wisp of white flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and shows lovely mineral drive, with a good core, fine focus, pinpoint bubbles and good length and grip on the complex finish. This is a very nice bottle of Brut, but the current release of Brut Nature is a touch more precise on the backend to my palate. 2021-2035+.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
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