Elaboration of Gramona III Lustros Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2004
Gramona III Lustros Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2004 (Macabeo and Xarel·lo)
- View: Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
- Nose: Strong notes of parenting, smoked and roasted, nutty mountain flowers and quite possibly be merged into a gentle aroma of butter, caramel latte, to notes of woods, dried figs and marron glacé.
- Palate: Soft touch, very fine entry of the bubble, notes of great maturity, sweet milk, pine nut bread, pastry, lining your mouth wide, we are reminded of the skin of nuts, rosemary, rye, malt, praline, dry bread ...
The Gramona III Lustros Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2004 has a good feel of the foam that resembles cream, very well-modulated carbon.
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The 2004 Ill Lustros Gran Reserva Brut Nature (disgorged mid-2011) is vinified identically to the 2005 and has a more generous but perhaps less animated bouquet with hints of lanolin and dried honey underneath the patina of crisp citric fruit. The palate is very well-defined on the entry with lime zest, granite, a touch of orange rind and apricot. The long, very precise finish has more persistency than the 2005, with tantalizing orange sorbet lingering in the mouth. Superb. Drink now-2018+ 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 buyView more
Reviews of Gramona III Lustros Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2004
Caves Gramona Cava III Lustros Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2011
Fantastic colour. I loved the smell of baking. A little bit salty but it was very good.
I accompanied the 2012 with steamed vegetables.