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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Gramona Gessami Blanco Penedes 2011
Gramona Gessami Blanco Penedes 2011
(search item no. 116511)
green wine


PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is like a walk in the spring. It's reminiscent of the coolness of fresh air and a bouquet of white flowers, (roses, jasmine, etc.), fennel, apricots and forest, all wrapped in a sweet atmosphere full of freshness.

40% Sauvignon Blanc; 35% Muscat d'Frontignan; 15% Muscat d'Alexandria; 10% Gewürztraminer

Sustainably farmed.

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About Gramona:

Gramona’s history is long and storied and the property has been a quality reference point in the zone for decades. As far back as 1816 a member of the family has been making wine in the Penedes. 1921 marks the year when the Gramona name began to be put on bottles of "Cava Champagne". Today, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned estates in the region, with many having been bought by large companies.

Gramona is located in the Penedes region of Spain just 45 minutes from Barcelona along Spain's Mediterranean coast. The Climate in the Penedes is mild and warm, benefiting mostly from a Mediterranean influence. However, as the differences in elevation are quite dramatic (with some vines at over 700 meters), there are many microclimates in the zone. Soil in the region is not particularly rich in organic material (as is often the case in great winemaking regions) with high levels of sand and clay.

Gramona is, unfortunately, one of the last remaining family-owned cava houses of the Penedes. Here, elderly ladies from the village carefully wrap each bottle before being packed for transport and the entire operation is carried out by people who love the family and the estate. For the property, their reference points are in Champagne in France, and they regularly taste wines from this area next to their own (with often astonishing results). However, pricing remains very low compared to even the most mundane, negociant Champagnes on the market. These are some of the best values in our portfolio.