AT ROCA BRUT RESERVA 2014

Typical Cava Blend from the best vineyards of Penedes. Traditional Method. Balanced, well assembled, soft, fresh elegant and persistent sparkling white wine.

This wine represents the best of its wine area. Full of personality and quality that comes from the best grapes and winemaking process. 

WINE: AT Roca Brut Reserva 2014

WINERY: Agusti Torelló Roca

DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: D.O. Penedes. Spain.

GRAPE VARIETY: Typical Cava Blend: Macabeo (50%)+Xarel-lo (30%)+Parellada (20%).

VINE: The vineyards are located in the best areas for each variety.

CLIMATE: The Penedes enjoys a wide variety of microclimates, marked by the different altitudes and the proximity of the sea. The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm. The Penedes region extends between the sea and the mountains, the 3 areas: Marítim is milder due to the proximity of the sea. The Penedes Superior has higher rainfall and larger contrasts between maximum and minimum temperatures. The Penedes Central is a mixture of the two microclimates.

SOIL: The vineyard are located in Penedes area. The Macabeo vineyard is in Garraf mountains and has poor soils at 420 m, the altitude is perfect for this variety. The best soils for Xarel/lo grape are the rich ones like the Foix Valley. The Parellada variety shows its best expression at high altitude like Mountains Llacuna (725m).

WINEMAKING: Traditional method. Second fermentation in bottle and aged for 20 months minimum on it´s lees.

HARVEST: Hand-harvested in 16 kg. cases.

2014 VINTAGE: The official rating of 2014 vintage has not been released yet, but the wineries share the opinion that it was very good despite lack of rain.

PRODUCTION: 125.000 bottles.

ANALYSIS:

Alcohol: 12 % vol. pH: 3.1 Total Acidity: 6 g/L TH2

Volatile Acidity: 0.2 g/L AcH Total Sulfur: 18 mg/l Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/L

TASTING NOTES: Fine and persistent bubbles. Clear, franc and elegant on the nose where fresh fruit is prominent. Notes of apple, pear and fennel dominant over bakery. In the mouth it shows the freshness and fruity elegance with perfect carbonic integration. Balanced, well assembled, soft, fresh elegant and persistent sparkling wine.

Drink now through 2018.