Bohigas Cava Brut Reserva
Estate owned vineyards located about 45 miles west of Barcelona in the River Anoia valley. The family owns a total of 150 hectares planted mostly to traditional varieties. This area is particularly suitable for the production of base cava wines of great quality, because the vines have naturally low yields and the grapes are high in acidity. The cava is based on the indigenous grapes Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada.
The vines are trained to the Royat system which is good for areas with very low rainfall. Vine density is 3000 vines per hectare.
The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. The wine is then bottled along with yeast and some added sugar for the second fermentation which takes place in the bottle in their underground cellar. Second fermentation takes place in their cool cellars for 24 months before riddling and disgorgement. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Brut allows between 6-12 grams.
Straw yellow in color with golden hues. Aromas of apple and pear coming from the Macabeo and Parellada varieties together with some bakery notes. Small and very persistant bubbles.