Jaume Serra Cristalino

2009 Brut Nature Vintage

Cava

Spain: Penedès

Offer Expired:Nov 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Palazzo Cristalino

You may know Jaume Serra’s budget-minded Cristalino Cava, but did you know that they have a distinctly better upmarket vintage bubbly? They do, dear Operative, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it to you - at a price that makes this wine a screaming deal.

This delightfully bubbly Cava is 2009 vintage, which means that it underwent extended aging before being released to the general public. Today’s Jaume Serra Cristalino 2009 Brut Nature Vintage was produced by Spain’s leading producer of fine Cava. They are best known for their lower-priced Cava offerings but, in our opinion, it is their vintage Cava that really delivers.

This wine is light and refreshing, but it possesses more character and complexity than any Cava we’ve showcased. This Spanish sparkler is moderately effervescent, with its tiny bubbles giving the wine a very elegant feel on the palate.

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Tasting Profile

Look:

Energetic and effervescent on pouring. After a moment, the wine shows a gentle and continuous upward cascade of tiny bubbles through the lovely golden hues of the wine.

Smell:

Begins with wonderful, succulent notes of fresh fruit, highlighted by white pear, peach and lemon zest. Underlying these are subdued hints of vanilla, clove spice and a touch of leesiness.

Taste:

Light and refreshing with a playful elegance. Flavors which closely mimic the nose are transported by the fine bubbles to the far corners of the palate. As the wine warms just a little, additional flavors of toasted almond and brioche make a lovely and welcome appearance.

Finish:

A refreshingly soft and airy mouthfeel, with elegant bubbles that lead to a moderately long-lasting finish.

Pairing:

We would recommend pairing this refreshing sparkling wine with a fresh seafood salad of mussels, sea scallops, and shrimp served with a dijon vinaigrette and a touch of lemon.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Marta Fontanals Ferrer
Appellation
Denominacion de Origen Penedés, Catalonia, Spain
Varietal Blend
30% Chardonnay, 30% Xarello, 20% Macabeo and 20% Parellada.
Cooperage
Aged for 30 months on the yeast lees
ABV
11.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
Avg. Price
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