Dominio de la Vega Brut Reserva Especial 2013 Macabeo & Chardonnay
Macabeo 70% and Chardonnay 30%
The 20% of the base wine spends 3 months in new French oak barrels. Aging on the lees: At least 22 months.
Macabeo, Vega del Magro area, bush trained. Chardonnay, Finca El Pinarejo, planted in poor, limestone soil, vertically trellised.
Stony (Macabeo) and clay (Chardonnay)
Sorting in the vineyard and hand harvesting at night, in late August for the Chardonnay and early September for the Macabeo.
Once in the winery, the grapes are cooled to 10°C and the Chardonnay is macerated for 3-4 hours to obtain structure and extract aromatic potential. Run off without pressing to obtain only 50% yield. Cold decanting-cleaning without clarifying agents. Controlled fermentation at 16ºC for 15 days.
After blending together the various grape varieties, we start bottling in the first few months of the year. Second fermentation and aging take place in our cellars at 16°C.
Bright golden yellow color with very fine bubbles. Complex aromas, particularly ripe fruit and stone fruit (baked apple and apricot), white flowers and pastries, against a toasted, vanilla backdrop. On entry to the palate, the cava is creamy with toasty notes, possessing lively acidity and a long, elegant finish.
On its own or with appetizers, fresh and smoked fish, oysters, seafood, pasta, rice, Asian food, spicy dishes, white meats and chocolates.
Box for 6 bottles.