Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel·lo
Between 12 and 18 months
The grape varieties used in the creation of the base wine for this Cava are Macabeo and Parellada.
Harvest starts at the end of August with the Macabeo, and the Parellada finishes at the beginning of October. Picking is done by hand, and the grapes are brought to the winery in 25 kg capacity plastic boxes.
From these grapes, in pneumatic presses we obtain the grape juice. The juice is left to rest for 24 hours in a static decantation to drop its sediment. Once it is clean, it is transferred to the fermentation tanks, keeping each variety separate from the others.
The first fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature of 14 and 16 °C. Into these tanks we introduce the fermentation yeasts, which come exclusively from our own Freixenet cultures, and the first fermentation begins.
This fermentation lasts between 10 and 12 days, and once it is complete the wine is racked and clarified and blend is prepared ready for bottling, and the secondary fermentation in bottle.
A light and much appreciated Cava made from a blend of the three typical white varieties of the Penedès.
Gran Cuvée Brut shines out with a star bright pale yellow colour and reveals its natural sparkling quality with lively persistent bubbles, small in size, but very well bound into the wine.
Its aroma expresses pure Cava typicity, combining discretion and elegance, uncovering aromas of white flowers, backed up by bright aromas of white apple fruit, lemon and mandarin citrus notes and tropical pineapple, along with subtle notes of white stone fruits, mainly peach. A full palette of fruity, fresh aromas.
In a precise and authentic Brut style, it delivers a well integrated sparkle, backed up be a fresh, citric medium acidity which bring together an overall profile which is medium in body but at the same time particularly bright. It has generous length, with a palate replete with white and citrus fruits such as lemon and mandarin, and delivers perfect balance.
Ideal for the sparkling wine lovers of Cava.
Alcohol: 11.50% vol. Total acidity: 3.70 g/l pH: 2.95
Dosage: Brut 9 g/l
Freixenet Gran Cuvée