Juvé & Camps
Gran Juvé Gran Reserva 2015
Since it was first made in 1972, Gran Juvé has always been an emblematic Cava, representing the best of Juvé & Camps. Categorized as ‘Brut’ with only 5g/l of dosage, it is only produced in exceptional vintages and is made using the best quality grapes from select vineyard plots. With a very long ageing time in the bottle of about 42 months, it showcases the intensity and complexity that Cava can achieve.
The grapes are certified organic and hand-harvested from Juvé’s most expressive vineyard parcels on their estates; Espiells and Mediona, in the heart of the Penedès region (Barcelona, Spain).
Grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed to retain the delicate vibrancy and freshness. Free-run and first press juice is used in this wine to ensure purity of flavors. After the first fermentation by varietal in stainless steel tanks, all the base wines develop malolactic fermentation in order to improve their complexity. After that, the winemakers select the most expressive based wines to be part of the Gran Reserva blend. Following the traditional method, bottles are laid down in underground caves for an extended ageing period of 42 months to develop the complexity and finished with a Brut dosage of only 5g/L after the disgorgement.
The blend is dominated by Xarel.lo and Chardonnay, both grapes contributing to a high acidity that allow this cava to age beautifully. The Macabeo provides the fruitiness, while the Parellada fills in the delicate aromas. The most distinctive trait of Juvé & Camps Gran Reserva is its bright aromas after so many years of ageing. Hints of white flowers and stone fruit are followed by notes of a long-aged cava: brioche, toasted flavors, spices, and honey. The tiny, abundant bubbles that rise up in streams to form a consistent crown. The Chardonnay contributes to the creamy mouthfeel and the Xarel.lo to the elegance and long finish. Exquisitely balanced, this dry cava is expressive, intense, complex, and fresh, a harmony of endless sensations.
Gran Juvé will pair well with red meat, fish and baked goods.
Wine Spectator - "Minerally petrol and graphite notes on the nose quickly transition to a lovely, spiced range of ripe nectarine and dried white cherry fruit on the fine and silky palate. A finely-cut acidity carries accents of blanched almond, mandarin orange peel, and a tang of fleur de sel, on the lingering finish." - A.N.
"Shimmering straw-yellow. Smoke-tinged orchard and pit fruit aromas with a building floral overtone and a touch of honey. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated nectarine, orange pith, buttered toast and poached pear flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows fine delineation and a hint of leesiness on a long, focused finish that leaves a subtle chamomile note behind." - J.R.
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