MESTRES CUPAGE ROSÉ
D.O. CAVA - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Penedes, Cava D.O.
Grapes: 50% Trepat, 30% Monastrell, and 20% Pinot Noir.
Soil: Calcareous, slightly sandy, and clay.
Vinification: Maceration on the skins from 5 to 10 hours. Fermentation takes place in small stainless-steel tanks at low temperatures, secondary fermentation done in bottle with natural cork.
Aging: Aged for 2.5 years in the traditional bottle on its lees. All aging is done under real cork. Hand riddled and hand disgorged. Mestres always states the disgorging date on the label.
Residual sugar: Less than 6 g/l.
Nose: Red fruits, raspberry, dried cherries, herbal floral notes, and spices.
Taste: The palate is structured, complex with good balanced acidity. Fine and elegant bubbles.
Color: Bright raspberry color.
Gastronomy: Great as an aperitif, cured meats and cheese, seafood and game birds.
Talking About the Wines:
-A View From The Cellar, Mar ‘20 gave 91 points to 2016 Mestres Cupage Rosé, Reserva Brut Especial. “The 2016 Cupage Rosé from Mestres is comprised from a blend of fifty percent Trepat, thirty percent Monastrell and twenty percent Pinot Noir. It takes its light salmon color from around ten hours of skin contact prior to the onset of fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel for this bottling. The wine is aged two and a half years on its fine lees, under cork, with hand-riddling (as is the case with all of the Mestres cuvées) and the 2016 was finished with a dosage of six grams per liter after its disgorgement in March of 2019. The wine offers up a superb and quite complex bouquet of rhubarb, strawberries, rose petals, heather, salty soil tones, a bit of rye bread and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied, focused and shows off lovely depth in the mid-palate, with fine focus and grip, lovely mousse and impressive length and grip on the very well-balanced finish. The dosage here is very discreet and works perfectly at the table with a wide variety of dishes. Fine, fine juice.”
-Washington Wine Blog, Feb '20 gave 92 points to 2015 Mestres Cupage Rosé Reserva. "…very delicate red cherry and guava tones combine with musty aromas of wild mushroom and peat moss on this expressive nose. The palate has a soft mousse and wonderful balance and poise. Lighter watermelon and red raspberry collide with shades of blood orange and pear infused Challah bread flavors. Complex, round and generous, this is a complete Cava Rose by Cava Mestres that will cellar well over the next ten to fifteen years.”