The Dotze DO Cava – “Brut Nature Reserva” has been elaborated respecting the most representative Penedes varieties, cultivated on sandy and clay soil. The first objective in the creation process was to secure the right blend through a second slow fermentation, at a low temperature and a peaceful and quiet rest on the wine lees . In terms of proportions: 50% of Xarel·lo provides the necessary body and structure to tolerate the aging of the wine. 25% Macabeu offers elegance, finesse and delicate bitter notes with aromas of white and sweet fruit. 25% of Parellada finishes the blend with a very refreshing citrus acidity.
The Cava Denomination of Origin protects the “VEQPRD” certified wines (quality sparkling wine produced in a given region) elaborated according to the traditional method of Cava del Penedès. It does so since 1991, when a new regulation of a Denomination of Origin was introduced. But the tradition to produce sparkling wine dates back much sooner. The first bottles of Cava were produced in 1872. A century later, in 1972, the first Regulatory Council of Sparkling Wines was established to regulate the production, processing and designation of the wines called until then as “ Champan”. The new regulation collected all the wineries that at that time were producing quality sparkling wines. These wines we mostly find in Alt Penedès region , where all municipalities have wineries registered at the Denomination of Origin. We find in Vilafranca del Penedes the Regulatory Council and in the vecinity, we find also the historical capital of the cava in Sant Sadurní d ‘Anoia, where we find 76 wineries with 75% of the total production.
Vineyards that grow on clay soil, poor in organic substance, limestone and with a high magnesium component that gives Cava the acidity needed to enjoy the freshness. The Mediterranean climate, bright and sunny, with mild winters and summers not excessively hot, with occasional and moderate rainfall distributed throughout the year, helps to produce an optimum microclimate for the cultivation of the grapes and its maturation.
The Dotze DO Cava “Brut Nature Reserva” has been produced, , respecting the local Penedes grapes del Penedès, and grown on the clay and Sandy soils of the region. This resulst in a fine blend through a slow second fermentation at a low temperature and a peaceful and quiet rest on the wine lees.
The Dotze DO Cava – “Brut Nature Reserve” shows a golden layer with touches of a green color. The Cava has constant fine bubbles and the top layer has a consistent foam. On the nose, the first floral aromas of the smooth Mediterranean springtime are clearly present, followed by a slight citrus fruit with a nice yeast that reminds you of a nice pastry. A smooth entry in the mouth with a very nicely integrated fine bubble defines the Cava. An excellent acidity combines very well with a bitter finish giving the Cava its strength and complexity. The residual aroma and the reminiscences of white fruit is clearly noticeable.
It is a perfect Cava to accompany all kinds of snacks, fish, white meat or soft meats. It is also ideal for accompanying, fresh pasta and all kinds of oven and rice dishes .
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