GRAN RESERVA BRUT NATURE
D.O. CAVA - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Penedes, Cava D.O.
Grapes: 30% Macabeu, 40% Xarel.lo, and 30% Parellada.
Soil: Calcareous, slightly sandy, and clay.
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in small stainless-steel tanks at low temperatures, secondary fermentation done in bottle with natural cork.
Aging: Over 3.5 years of aging in the traditional bottle on its lees. Hand riddled and hand disgorged. Mestres always states the disgorging date on the label.
Residual sugar: Less than 1.5 g/l.
Nose: Great elegance and aromatic richness, a wealth of aromas, floral touches, fresh cut grass, apples, pears and peaches, as well as citric and balsamic scents.
Taste: The palate is well structured and spicy with a hint of tannin, leaving it quite dry, but rich, and lively. Fine bubbles and a long after taste.
Color: Pale straw yellow with green highlights.
Gastronomy: Oysters, caviar, cured meats, cheese, and seafood dishes.
Coquet is the name of the first vineyard Mestres bought in 1607, the vineyard was called Heretat Mas Coquet.
Talking About the Wines:
-The Wine Advocate, August ‘19 gave 90 points to 2014 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. “The 2014 Coquet Gran Reserva Especial is a blend of Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada aged in bottle with the lees under cork for no less than 42 months and sold as a brut nature. This is the only wine that ferments in stainless steel, as all the others ferment and have some aging in barrel with he lees. So, this is their “young” wine, but it is still sold with a long aging in bottle with the lees. It has a combination of white flowers, fruits and subtle yeast aromas. The palate reveals small and fine bubbles that give it a silky, creamy texture, ending dry.
-The Wine Advocate, August ‘19 gave 92 points to 2013 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. “Retasted from magnum, the 2013 Coquet Gran Reserva Especial is a blend of 45% Xarello, 30% Macabeo and 25% Parellada that was aged in bottle with the lees for no less than 4 months and sold without dosage (brut nature). There is a big difference between this 2013 and the 2014 (in regular bottle). There is a lot more nuance here, more complexity and subtler aromas. This is very integrated and has a polished palate that is sleek and dry, long and tasty. I like this very much. 500 magnums bottles produced.”
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 91 points to 2015 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. “Pale straw color. High-pitched citrus/orchard fruits, jasmine and dusty minerals on the incisive nose. Clean and nervy on the palate, offering fresh tangerine and green apple flavors that show excellent tension and turn spicier with air…finish that leaves notes of Meyer lemon and spicy candied ginger behind."