D.O. Cava (Catalonia)
Vilarnau Gran Reserva Brut Nature Vintage is a gran reserva brut cava produced by the Vilarnau winery. It is a blend of Pinot Noir (5%), Chardonnay (30%), (Parellada 30%) and Macabeo (35%)
The vineyard which produces the grapes for Vilarnau Gran Reserva Brut Nature Vintage is situated in the area of Espiells, in the highest part of the municipality of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. This, being surrounded by the coastal range and the mountains of Montserrat, has an exceptional microclimate. The soils are alluvial.
The four varieties used are processed separately. The harvested grains are cooled at first to preserve the aromas of the skins avoid oxidisation of the grape.
A first fermentation takes place for about a month at controlled temperature of 15°C. After this, the four seperate grape varieties are blended together. Subsequently, the second fermentation takes place, in which yeasts turns the wine into cava.
Before being sold, Vilarnau Gran Reserva Brut Nature Vintage is aged for 36months in the bottle.
Vilarnau is a small family winery situated in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia with more than 50 years of history behind it. Currently it is part of the Gonzalez Byass group. All of their products which spain over 50 hectares.
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