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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Juve Y Camps Brut Nature Reserva de la Familia Cava 2005
Juve Y Camps Brut Nature Reserva de la Familia Cava 2005
(search item no. 101120)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the beginning days of their winemaking, the Juvé y Camps family had their own reserve of this cava, the only Brut Nature that they made. Later, it was released to the market under the same name and with the same careful creation. This cava is produced from the free run juice of Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada grapes harvested on the estate's properties at Espiells, Can Massana and La Cuscona. It is the best known of Juve's cavas and still their only Brut Nature.

The nose is deep, intense and appealing, initially evoking notes of mature white fruits. Gradually, it's complexity grows and the aromas typical of long ageing appear It is wonderfully reminiscent of toasted bread with background hints of citrus. The Reserva de la Familia, with its freshness and ripeness, suits the palate perfectly. Pair with paté, seafood, rice, and all kinds of fish, white meat and smoked food.

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About Juve Y Camps:

Juvé y Camps has been a family run company for three generations and has garnered an international reputation. Over two hundred years ago, Joan Juvé Mir, a bold and enterprising vine grower with ideas way ahead of his time, laid the foundations of what would become the family firm.

He began the task which was carried on by his son, Antoni Juvé Escaiola, who, amongst other challenges, had to confront the effects of the terrible phylloxera plague. Advocating replanting, with other leading figures of the Penedes, he led a drive to restore the vineyards and to rebuild the wine production of the region.

A man respected and loved by his contemporaries, his example encouraged his son, Joan Juvé Baqués, to build the family's first winery. He married Teresa Camps Farré, an exceptional woman and an enthusiastic supporter who inspired her husband to launch, in 1921, the first sparkling wine under the "Juvé" brand. It was made in the underground cellars beneath the family home in San Sadurní d'Anoia.