Colet Navazos 2011 – Extra Brut

Having picked this up from Coalla Gourmet as a wine of the week lately (despite a moratorium being in place) I had the chance to crack this open after lunch yesterday at the home of a good friend and I thought it was brilliant. It is from Equipo Navazos and in particular their JV with cava producer Colet. According to the (as always) excellent ficha it is a 100% Xarel Lo with 30 months in rima and dosage with palo cortado and amontillado.

It is a big exuberant cava: yeasty, floral, roast apple and a touch nutty on the nose. Then a nice full, moussey texture with crisp carbonic bite, nutty flavours then heavy metal and grapefruity citrus on the palate.

A serious wine – bubbles to savour.



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