Aymar Brut Nature 2014
Castell De Pujades
Region: Penedès Classic

Tasting Notes

Gold with shades of green in the glass. The mouse is full of tight, crunchy bubbles. The nose is wonderfully bready with yeasty autolytic notes interplaying with fresh green apple, passion fruit and apricot. The mousse is fine and elegant, more creamy than bubbly; silky smooth, but with a ton of fresh acidity hidden behind the generous palate.

Parellada is the most delicate of the traditional white varieties of the Penedès. It produces white wines which are aromatic and dry, with a moderate alcohol content and a delicate, fruity acidity. Macabeo is found mainly in the Central Penedès and is the grape which contributes a fruity aroma and lively acidity to these blends. Xare-lo, the 3rd traditional variety of the region, can produce great white wines (oaked or unoaked) either alone, or blended. Fruity dry whites made from Xarel·lo are considered the most typical of the Penedès.

Located southwest of the Spanish city of Barcelona, the Penedès wine appellation straddles two coastal provinces, Barcelona in the north and Tarragona further south. The Penedès vineyards are divided into three sub-regions, related to topography: low (maritime), central and high. The region stretches westward and inland from the Mediterranean Sea over undulations and hills known as the Catalan coastal depression, the coastal range and the pre-coastal mountains where vines thrive at up to 2,600 feet (800 meters) elevation. Mediterranean winters are generally mild, while summers are hot with average temperatures hovering in the 30°C range. The clay, sand and limestone soils below the grapes are generally dry and friable, conducive to letting vines penetrate deeply.

Located in the upper Penedès, in a privileged plane between the Mediterranean Sea and the pre-coastal mountain range, specifically in Costers del Montmell,. At an altitude of 300 masl, the vineyards receive the influence of both sun and sea—ideal for viticulture.

Traditional method production with 25 months on lees before dégorgement.

Wine Type: Sparkling

Variety: 50% Xarel-lo, 25% Macabeo, 25% Parellada

Classification: DOca

Orientation: N/A

Appellation: Alto Penedès

Gradient: 300 masl

Soil: Clay, Sand, Limestone

Farming Practices: N/A

Residual Sugar: 0 g/l

Alcohol: 11.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable, Certified Organic