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Gramona Enoteca Gran Reserva 2000

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Spain
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Winemaker Notes

Golden with intense gold tones. On the nose, it shows great expressiveness and depth. Honeyed notes accompany the fruit (baked apple, louquats, dry figs). Candied orange peel, dried apricot. Floral touches. Distinct ageing character (toast, hazelnuts, nougat, marzipan, cocoa, toffee, coffee). Aromas of undergrowth, dead leaves and mushrooms. On the palate, pleasant and very full on entry. Smooth across the palate, with opulent, seductive body. Velvety textured carbon dioxide. A slightly bitter note blends with the powerful acidity of an infinite wine.

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They have just released two versions of the same wine from the year 2000 after 12 years of autolysis in the bottle, where the difference is just the dosage: The 2000 Enoteca Gramona Brut is a blend of 75% Xarello and 25% Macabeo aged for 12 years in contact with the lees with around six grams of sugar, which seems to polish the sharp acidity and makes the wine more balanced. After all those years in contact with the lees the bubbles are extra small and very well-integrated in the wine and the wine feels very balanced and fresh, but doesn't seem to reach the complexity of the 2004 Celler Batlle.
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Gramona

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Gramona, Spain
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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.

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Known for bold reds, crisp whites and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines, Spain has embraced international varieties and wine styles while continuing to place primary emphasis on its own native grapes. Though the country’s climate is diverse, it is generally hot and dry. In the center of the country lies a vast, arid plateau known as the Meseta Central, characterized by extremely hot summers and frequent drought.

Rioja is Spain’s best-known region, where earthy, age-worthy reds are made from Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Rioja also produces rich, nutty whites from the local Viura grape.

Ribera del Duero is gaining ground with its single varietal Tempranillo wines, recognized for their concentration of fruit and opulence. Priorat, a sub-region of Catalonia, specializes in bold, full-bodied red blends of Garnacha (Grenache), Cariñena (Carignan), and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Catalonia is also home to Cava, a sparkling wine made in the traditional method but from indigenous varieties. In the cool, damp northwest region of Galicia, refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo dominate.

Sherry, Spain’s famous fortified wine, is produced in a wide range of styles from dry to lusciously sweet at the country’s southern tip in Jerez.

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Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.

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