Cava Codorníu – Gran Codorniu Pinot Noir
Gran Codorníu Pinot Noir it is the true reflection of a grape, a terroir and a vintage. The best expression of the Pinot Noir grapes of our vineyards older. Codorníu pioneered the cultivation of this variety, and this long experience has enabled us to take a step forward and create a cava exclusive, that enhances the unique nuances of this variety and of this add. A Brut rosé, with an intense aroma of red fruits and citrus, full of freshness and vivacity. Different, elegant, bold, unique and authentic.
DEVELOPMENT (VINIFICATION) We plan the optimum moment of harvest, looking for an optimal maturation of the Pinot Noir grapes that provide us with the best potential of color in the skin in addition to good acidity and a moderate alcoholic strength,. After despalillar the grape, let this macerate, leaving the must in contact with the grape skin for a few 3 the 4 hours. Then filter the wort, because of the pink color, and proceeds to start the fermentation at a temperature of between 15 and 17th C. Later it is bottled the wine along with the expedition liqueur, that determines your dosage Brut. Bottles made the second fermentation followed by a period of ageing in contact with lees of the yeasts in our underground cellars at a constant temperature (15-17ºC). This is the so-called traditional method, also used in the production of champagne. En total, the wine will spend a minimum of 12 months in the cellar.
VINEYARD (VITICULTURE) The grapes Pinot Noir used in the elaboration of Gran Codorniu come from vineyards of the D. Or. Quarry. These vineyards are the oldest in Spain (over 25 years old) and are located in an area suitable for its cultivation, Riudabella, where the climate is mild continental favors an optimum concentration of the fruit, a greater body and aromatic intensity. The soils are stony, what prevents an excessive force from the vineyard. Cropping systems follow the criteria of integrated production and are particularly adapted to the production of sparkling wine. The vintage of the Pinot Noir grapes takes place in mid-August and is always carried out during the night, in order to keep the grapes as cool as possible and keep their aromas intact.
Tasting notes: CODORNÍU – PINOT NOIR GRAN CODORNIU
- View: Delicate salmon pink hue half. Bubble thin and delicate crown.
- Nose: To the intense aromas of raspberry, blackberry and strawberry joins a light citrus scent that enhances the past and brings freshness.
- Mouth: Highlight the notes of red fruits, it cool, balanced and bubbles favor the feeling of creaminess, enhanced by aging in contact with yeasts.
The group Codorníu Raventós it is the family business more ancient of Spain and the 17 the world. Over 460 years of history dedicated to the production of wines and cavas of great value have led us to erect 10 wineries in the best wine areas of the world.
The origin of cava is situated in 1872, when Josep Raventós develops, in the municipality of Sant Sadurní d'anoia, the first bottles of cava following the traditional method of second fermentation and aging in bottle. Currently we produce more than 240 millions of bottles a year of the D. Or. Cava and Sant Sadurní continues to be the town where is concentrated the greater part of the development but also allows his production in other areas of Spain.
The three traditional varieties grapes in the elaboration of cava, the Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada, have special characteristics that complement each other. Codorníu pioneered the introduction of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, original Burgundy. Codorníu has the oldest wine of these varieties in Spain and is the hold that meets a greater experience in your wine making. Other varieties used in the production of rosé cavas are Trepat, Monastrell and Garnacha. The grape varieties of Codorníu define our style: tradition and innovation.
The secret of a good cava is elaborated with grapes of the highest quality, and this can only be achieved with a good selection and the meticulous care of the vineyard. The cava of Codorníu was born in the vineyards of the property. From many years ago, in Codorníu we apply them the techniques of viticulture sustainable, namely, we let nature take its course and only intervene when there are mismatches. Each grape variety is different and requires a climate and a soil special.
Codorníu is the only producer of champagne which uses grapes from vineyards of three climatic zones are very different within the D. O. Quarry. It is a trait of exceptional that allows us to plant each variety in the area where it is able to display all of its expressiveness and, at the same time, provides Codorníu as a potential unmatched to be able to create different styles and types of champagne.
These three climatic zones are:
• The Penedès, soil type clayey-calcareous and mediterranean climate, where the grapes of traditional varieties, Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada expressing all of your unique and original.
• Conca de Barberà, a zone with moderate continental climate ideal for the cultivation of the Pinot Noir variety, from which we get grapes with a mineral touch thanks to the slate floors.
• Costers del Segre, the most continental of the Catalonia interior, where the great thermal amplitude between day and night produces grapes with a high aromatic concentration and flavors, and a vibrant freshness ideal for the varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The development process is key for the elaboration of cava, called traditional method or champenoise. We characterized a unique style for our cavas by combining grapes from local and international cellars elegant, very expressive, fresh and aromatic, respecting the character of the grape variety and the terroir.
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