Recaredo Terrers Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2010
In the world of Cava, Recaredo is a class apart! They age their Cava in caves, a practice they’ve maintained since 1924, when Josep Mata Capellades dug the very first ones underneath the family home. Patience and quality are the hallmarks of this brand, now family-run for the third generation. While regulation aging for the appellation is nine months, Recaredo cave-ages all its bottles for thirty months before releasing them for sale. Often, wines spend six or even ten years in the cave! Everything is completed manually, from selecting and picking grapes, to remuage, to disgorging.
The result is a wine whose quality is comparable to those of the best champagnes—which spend just as long aging in caves! Recaredo wines are distinctive aromatically, and in terms of structure. They have a Xarello-related liveliness, and Macabeu’s floral notes, while offering aromas that are different from Pinot Noirs or Chardonnays. Recaredo offers Cava drinkers a unique perspective on the world of sparkling wines and the various ways they can be created.
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