Edoné Gran Cuvée is a sparkling wine produced in the Castilla La-Mancha region produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Balmoral. This sparkling wine is a blend of 3 different grape varieties: Chardonnay (83%), Macabeo (12%) and Pinot Noir (5%).
The grapes used to make Edoné Gran Cuvée come from the El Moralejo estate, that surrounds the winery, and is situated at around 1000 metres above sea level.
The vineyard, which covers 102 hectares of land, is taken care of throughout the year, and is home to various forms of pruning. The harvest is done manually and at night, so that the harvested grapes do not lose their freshness.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes are softly pressed, obtaining the purest must that is rich in sugars. The first fermentation takes place in small tanks, a process that is then continued in french oak barrels.
Following traditional methods, a second fermentation is carried out in the bottle for 40 months, during which the temperature is controlled and maintained at 12ºC.
Finally, before Edoné Gran Cuvée is marketed, disgorging occurs. This process, which is performed cold, involves the removal a small amount of liquid (which contains the yeast sediment) and the addition of expedition liqueur.
Bodegas y Viñedos Balmoral is one of the most prestigious wineries in the Castilla La-Mancha region. Their products are defined by their quality and their ability to portray the qualites of the vineyards.