Recaredo Terrers Brut Nature Gran Reserva NV
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Penedes, Spain
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 23, 2017
- Last modified: November 23, 2017
If you shun Cava for being too simple, too sweet or too forgettable, please seek out this iconic producer and this exceptional bottle (new to our market). This biodynamic, family grower/producer uses only estate fruit in this cuvée, from vineyards located in the calcareous soils of Alt Penedès’ Bitlles Valley Highlands. You get the soils at once, with the grip and freshness in this striking fizz. I love (geek) the transparency in labelling here: aged 70 months, disgorged on March 3, 2017, and hand-disgorged without freezing the neck and with no dosage. Pixelated mineral, lemon pith and dusty, sun-baked stone on the tight and nimble citrus-scented palate. Grounded with a firm gravitas, but lifted with an effortless stream of fresh acidity (12% alcohol). This is a wine of place and time — not something you can usually say about Cava. Plus, when was the last time you drank a Gran Reserva Cava? Si, never.