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Gramona Celler Battle Gran Reserva Brut Cava 2002, 750mL (WA95) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Gramona Celler Battle Gran Reserva Brut Cava

750mL

Vintage: 2002
Region: Spain
Producer: Gramona

WA95
Rated 95 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2002 Cellar Batlle Gran Reserva Brut is a blend of 70% Xarello and 30% Macabeu from the La Plana vineyard. It has a well-defined, very focused bouquet with touches of citrus lemon, brioche and crushed stone. The palate is understated on the entry, drawing you in towards its very complex arrangement of flavours: tangerine, dried apricot and white peach with an undertow of great minerality. It is very precise and Champagne-like towards the finish. This is an extraordinarily refined Cava. Drink 2013-2020.` -- Neal Martin in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `The town of Sant Sadurni D-Anoia is built upon Cava, and in one of its streets in an undistinguished building lies one of its greatest exponents - Gramona. I had time to taste through their current portfolio, as well as take a brief tour of their ancient cellars housing countless bottles, each annex named after a different member of the dynasty. My guide was the garrulous Xavier Gramona, a veritable fountain of information and viewpoints, in particular with respect to agrology (where Claude Bourguignon acts as an advisor) and the -essence of long aging- for Cava in terms of soil, autolysis and that crucial ingredient, time. His research into autolysis deserves an article all of its own, but essentially he believes that lees-aging is mandatory to create complex aromas and flavours and to protect the wine from oxidation during aging - five years minimum, and preferably ten years to create a truly great Cava. Even then, he advises that Gran Reservas should be given two or three years bottle age after disgorgement. At Gramona, detail is everything, pruning according to lunar phases, manual picking, riddling by hand, aging bottles under cork rather than crown cap and using 100-year Solera wines aged in chestnut and oak barrels for dosage. So let us examine what is unquestionably the most impressive portfolio of Cavas money can buy.`


$89.99

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Gramona Celler Battle Gran Reserva Brut Cava

750mL

Vintage: 2002
Region: Spain
Producer: Gramona

WA95
Rated 95 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2002 Cellar Batlle Gran Reserva Brut is a blend of 70% Xarello and 30% Macabeu from the La Plana vineyard. It has a well-defined, very focused bouquet with touches of citrus lemon, brioche and crushed stone. The palate is understated on the entry, drawing you in towards its very complex arrangement of flavours: tangerine, dried apricot and white peach with an undertow of great minerality. It is very precise and Champagne-like towards the finish. This is an extraordinarily refined Cava. Drink 2013-2020.` -- Neal Martin in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `The town of Sant Sadurni D-Anoia is built upon Cava, and in one of its streets in an undistinguished building lies one of its greatest exponents - Gramona. I had time to taste through their current portfolio, as well as take a brief tour of their ancient cellars housing countless bottles, each annex named after a different member of the dynasty. My guide was the garrulous Xavier Gramona, a veritable fountain of information and viewpoints, in particular with respect to agrology (where Claude Bourguignon acts as an advisor) and the -essence of long aging- for Cava in terms of soil, autolysis and that crucial ingredient, time. His research into autolysis deserves an article all of its own, but essentially he believes that lees-aging is mandatory to create complex aromas and flavours and to protect the wine from oxidation during aging - five years minimum, and preferably ten years to create a truly great Cava. Even then, he advises that Gran Reservas should be given two or three years bottle age after disgorgement. At Gramona, detail is everything, pruning according to lunar phases, manual picking, riddling by hand, aging bottles under cork rather than crown cap and using 100-year Solera wines aged in chestnut and oak barrels for dosage. So let us examine what is unquestionably the most impressive portfolio of Cavas money can buy.`


$89.99

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