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Recaredo Terrers Brut Nature 2018

Recaredo Terrers Brut Nature

2018
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Spec sheet

TypeCatalan sparkling wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.0%
Production120,000 - 140,000 bottles

The wine

Recaredo is synonymous with quality, high quality, rigour, elegance and tastefulness. Today, as in years past, putting a bottle of Recaredo on the table does us credit as hosts and assures us the satisfaction of our guests. The excellence of the Recaredo Cavas has surprised quite a few on tasting, especially blind, alongside some of the most famous and well-reputed Champagnes.

Its good name has not come by chance nor from a mere day's work. This winery, approaching a hundred years old, has maintained a style of its own right from the start, showing great professionalism and sincerity, with an artisan approach and a high regard for each process, starting in the vineyard and on through production, ageing, disgorgement... Full attention to detail, devoted to end consumer satisfaction.

Its entry or most affordable Cava is known as Recaredo Terrers, a Brut Nature Cava as all Recaredo Cavas, made without the addition of sugar. Quite remarkable, despite being completely dry, is its amazing loveliness and smoothness on the palate, something which is only achieved with excellent grape maturity and very lengthy ageing; in fact all their Cavas are Gran Reservas as well. In addition, some of the base wines ferment and age in oak barrels, endowing structure, complexity and refinement to the final coupage. All in all, large and small details, such as the use of natural cork stoppers during ageing, disgorging each bottle by hand without the need for freezing the neck and the date of disgorgement on the back label, which ultimately contributes to the creation of an excellent product — one that never has a single drop left in the bottle. By the way, don't worry if you've got a bottle hidden away in the cellar, the longevity of all these Cavas is guaranteed.

Recaredo Terrers is a Cava with very fine bubbles which slowly rise upwards in the glass. Visually delightful to be sure on a Champagne flute, but if you're wanting to enjoy all its complexity, we suggest you drink it like a very fine wine, in a wide glass. Then you will appreciate on the nose the minerality of the terroir, those calcareous soils, and be seduced by its freshness of ripe white fruit, shrouded in very subtle smoky notes, a gentle floral perfume, and a background of bitter almonds which confers a special character. This is a superior Cava, although the range’s starting point.

On the palate it is simply majestic. It is creamy, but glides lightly over the tongue. Savour it in the mouth, that delicious mousse, with a very refined carbonic presence. After a slight temperature rise in the glass, the quality of the base wine becomes more evident, and some delightful floral notes appear, fresh country aromas such as fennel, and the creaminess still remains, constantly kept in check by an acidity achieving the requisite balance.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Pale yellow / Bright / Fine bubbles
Bouquet
White fruit / Fennel / Mineral / Smoky notes
Mouth
Creamy / Fresh / Ripe / Balanced acidity / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 8ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

sopas-y-cremas
Soups and creams
entrantes
Starters
verduras-y-hortalizas
Vegetables
arroces
Rice
pasta
Pasta
pescados
Fish
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses

All kinds of dishes

Ratings and awards

201593 PK16.5 JR94 PN
201392 PK93 PN
201091 PK16.5 JR
200994 PN
200892 PK95 PN
200792 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The 2015 Terrers is different blend than in the past and this year is composed of 58% Xarello, 32% Macabeo and 10% Monastrell, a red grape that behaves very well in warm vintages (like 2015), keeping acidity and providing an extra degree of freshness. The red grapes were fermented like whites (without skins), and because they liked what it added to the wine, they repeated it in 2016 but not in 2017 and 2018. This is fresh, mineral and austere and very remarkable for the style of the vintage. Like the rest of the range, it's bone-dry and very long and tasty. It feels more like a wine from a cool vintage than a warm one. Very complete. 148,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/08/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2015 - 93 PARKER

Tasted blind. It offers the same impression as a roasted apple, more toasted than creamy. It is an oxidative and open style, but quite elegant, matched by the delicate mousse. Bone dry and not excessively fresh, but well made and complete.

— Ferran Centelles (01/06/2019)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2015 - 16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.6/5
46 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialEn botella / Wood
Ageing period40 months

Vineyards

SoilLimestone
ClimateMediterranean
YieldsLow yields

The winery

Recaredo

Recaredo

Recaredo is and has constantly been synonymous with quality, praised for its fine merits: profound, complex, silky, lively and elegant Cavas, with a lengthy lifetime ahead for the most sublime. These Cavas are made from grapes originating solely from their own vineyards, grown organically and bio-dynamically (both certified), without the addition of sugar (always Brut Nature) and with very long ageing in bottle (always Gran Reserva), using natural cork and with disgorgement...

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