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.
MESTRES 1312 ROSÉ
D.O. CAVA - SPAIN
Talking About the Wines:
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Sept ‘22 gave 92 points to 2019 Mestres 1312 Rosé, Reserva. “The very pale-cured 2019 Cava Mestres ‘1312’ Rose Reserva blends 50% Trepat with 30% Monastrell, and 20% Pinot Noir. Aged for 2.5 years on the less prior to disgorgement in May 2022, this was given 6G/L dosage. Salmonberry and white tea tones combine with pink grapefruit blossom and wild mushroom on the nose. Very fresh and astringent, with tart red berries at the core, this is complex, delicious ‘Reserva’ that will be best consumed over the next ten years.”