PALATE A creamy and dry palate that is full of volume and very fresh. This cava is relatively full-bodied and it has very fine effervescence that will melt in your mouth. This cava has a perfect acidity that is very well-balanced. There is a persistent finish that presents crianza ageing notes of toast, ripe fruit jams, and fine pastries. Agustí Torelló Mata Bayanus Brut Nature is a very well-structured wine with a pleasant aftertaste that presents slightly bitter almond sensations. It is unfortunate that this is a cava that is only offered in the half-bottle size (37.5 cl) because this is an extraordinary cava that should be shared with large groups of people. It you want to make a good impression on someone, this half-bottle of cava will absolutely fits the bill.
Agustí Torelló Mata - Bayanus. Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo. DO Penedes
- Gran Reserva. 30 months aged in its bottle.
- Bottle size: 37,5 cl
- D.O. : Cava Penedes
- Grapes Varieties: Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel·lo,
- Wineries : Agustí Torelló Mata
- Year 2008
Surprising. The benchmark of cava. Strong aroma and bouquet.
This is a magnificent Grand Reserve Brut Nature cava, Agustí Torelló Mata Bayanus, and it was only produced in the half-bottle size (37.5 cl.). This cava presents impressive aromatic complexities and an extraordinary bouquet of flavors.
This cava is crafted from a traditional coupage of Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada grapes, along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, all of which were cultivated from low-yielding and old grapevines in the Penedès, Spain. These grapes were all harvested delicately by hand. There was a very cautious fermentation process that was realized in a traditional manner in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures held to 57 ºF (14 ºC). The second fermentation process of Bayanus Brut Nature of Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay was realized in the same half-bottle that this cava remains in today. This crianza ageing lasted for a minimum of 30 months before its disgorgement. After the ageing and disgorgement processes were realized this cava had 0.6 grams of residual sugar per liter.
Each half-bottle of Agustí Torelló Mata is uniquely labeled with its specific date of disgorgement.
- Serving tempurature: 43-46 ºF
- Percentage of Alcohol: 11.5
- Pairings: aperitif , curred fish , lite cakes , oysters , smoked foods, specialty spanish prosciutto , sweet pastries
- Taste: complex and elegant
- Occasion: a special occasion, aperitif, because you deserve it.