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Cava Kripta Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2011

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Case of 6 bottles (individually boxed)

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Kripta, was created in 1979 by Agustí Torelló Mata. This unique Cava has been described by Michel Bettane, an influential wine critic in France, as a sparkling wine comparable to the very best champagnes: “Wonderful and delicate walnut aromas, refined texture and bubbles, very seducing finish. The perfection of Cava or almost, and a wine that shall surprise many people.” He included Kripta in his book of “The Best 100 Wines of the World” along with 4 other sparkling wines (all Champagne).

The label and logo was designed by Rafael Bartolozzi. The bottle is amphora-shaped, and produced by hand. Each bottle comes in a special box - perfect for gift-giving. 

Kripta is a coupage of three traditional Cava white grape varieties, all organically grown and hand-harvested from three unique plots in the Penedès. The Macabeo (45%) is from the Vicari vineyard in Sant Pau d'Ordal (planted in 1962); the Xarel-lo (20%) is from the Mercader vineyard in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia (planted in 1974); and, the Parellada (35%) is from the Lola vineyard in Sant Joan de Mediona (planted in 1969.

Following the traditional method of making sparkling wine (like champagne) the second fermentation takes place in the amphora-shaped bottle, with a natural cork,  over a period of at least eight years, approximately the same amount of time as some of champagne’s great marques. Bottles are individually numbered - with the date of disgorgement shown on a card inside the box. Approximately 26,000 bottles produced in this vintage.

Certified organic. 11.5% alc./vol.; 0.6 g/l residual sugar (bottled brut nature).

Our Tasting Note: Pale straw-yellow colour, with golden hues and a slow-evolving, very fine, and persistent mousse. A clean and crisp bouquet reminiscent of hazelnuts, fresh citrus, and ripe fruits – pear and yellow apple - with notes of lightly buttered toast, vanilla spice, and truffle. Very elegant and delicate with a lingering, clean finish. Recommended serving temperature - 7-8 degrees celsius.