Cava Reserva Sumarroca Brut 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Sumarroca

Region: Catalonia, Spain

Appellation: DO Cava (Reserva)

Type: Sparkling white wine, Traditional Method (Methode Champenoise)

Vintage: 2017

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Organic and sustainable farming

Grapes used: 42% Macabeo, 29% Parellada, 22% Xarel·lo and Chardonnay (<7%)

Blend: Not communicated

Winemaking details: contains gluten

Aging: min. 20 months on stacks + min. 3 months after disgorgement

Sugar level: 8 g/Liter

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Lemon
  • Intensity = Pale

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Aromas = peach, pear, yogurt, petrol, brioche

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Slightly Off Dry (> 6 g / Litre)
  • Acidity = Medium+ to High
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Flavour details = peach, pear, yogurt, petrol, brioche, hint of smokee, slight toasted notes
  • Other = good bubbles with hints of petrol dervied aromas
  • Finish = Medium+

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 3-4 years
    • No real gain to expect from aging
  • Retail Price = 10 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Good value for money
  • Comparison with same price competition = offers a great deal compared to other wines from the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = appetizer, seafood, white or blue fish and white meat
  • Comments = this wine offers a great value for money and a better quality compared to most 10 euros sparkling wines
  • Final Grade = B

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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