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:
-Wine Advocate, Sept ‘22 gave 92 points to 2017 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. "The current vintage in bottle is the 2014 Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature, because they started releasing it in magnum and the vintage of the magnum is 2013. It aged a minimum of six months in barrel and five years in bottle with lees, time they have increased by almost 12 months in the last few years. In general, as you go up in the quality and price ladder, the wines have a higher percentage of Xarel.lo grapes, but that also depends on the year, and in 2014, this was 45% Xarel.lo, 35% Macabeo and 20% Parellada. It's complex, elegant and nuanced, with integrated bubbles, very good balance and freshness. The time in barrel adds an extra dimension of complexity.”
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept ‘22 gave 93 points to 2017 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. “The 2017 Cava Mestres ‘Coquet Gran Reserva’ Cava is a compelling blend of 30% Macabeu, 30% Xarel.lo and 40% Parellada which is named after the first vineyard Mestres bought in 1607. Aged on the lees for 3.5 years before disgorgement in October 2021, this offers nutty tones on the nose with peat moss and Gravenstein apple accents. The palate is very fresh with gobs of mouth-watering acidity. Delicious to consume now, this is beautifully-textured, refined Cava that is beautiful to consume now and over the next fifteen years.”