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Vallformosa Cava Brut Rosado Origen

Vallformosa Cava Brut Rosado Origen 750ml      
Sku: 1872502*

VVallformosa was established in 1865 and is managed by the 5th generation of the Domenech family. Each generation has added to the success of the company - the first and second generation farmed the land, the third introduced bottling; and the fourth generation developed the cava method. The vineyards in Penedes are located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Catalan coastal mountain range and are planted to traditional white varieties Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macebeo as well as red varietals Tempranillo, Garancha, Samso and Monastrell. In total, 981 acres of vineyards are planted in Penedes and Rioja. The Domenech family and Vallformosa are actively involved with cancer research through the Catalan Oncology Institution Foundation.

Tasting notes
The wine exhibits a pretty cherry color, with a fine mousse of tiny persistent bubbles. The nose offers aromas of flowers, red berries, strawberry and raspberry, with light toasted notes from the aging. The finish is lively and bright.

Rating
 Wine Enthusiast 89 points (Oct 2013)
Crushed vitamins, iodine and saline aromas accent dusty citrus scents. This is fresh and subtle on the palate, with a smooth bubble bead that wouldn’t shake a mouse. Flavors of raspberry, cantaloupe and cocoa powder finish mild and toasty. This is a step up from most rose Cavas.

Wine maker notes
The grapes are harvested by hand from the winery’s oldest estate vineyards, with the various varietals being picked from the end of September into the beginning of October. The wine undergoes “Traditional Method” fermentation, the first taking place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 57°-60°F (14-16°C) and the second occurs in the bottle. It is aged an average of 12 months on lees prior to release.

Technical notes
90% Garnacha, 10% Monastrell The grapes are harvested by hand and by machine. Vallformosa Cava is produced using the traditional method and the wine is aged for 12-15 months on its lees.

Food pairing
This “Method Traditional” Cava is best enjoyed chilled on its own as an aperitif or with most foods.

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Region: Catalunya
Sub-Region: Cava
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Type: Sparkling
 
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