View from the Cellar 91 Points- The current release of Cygnus Brut Nature NV is made from a blend of forty percent of Xarel-lo and thirty percent each of Macabeo and Peralada. Again, this is produced entirely from fruit picked in certified organic vineyards and was aged for twenty to twenty-four months sur latte. The wine delivers excellent depth and complexity in its aromatic constellation of breadfruit, sea salts, white soil tones, dried flowers and a nice touch of menthol in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with beautifully buffered acids, a fine core, very elegant mousse and impressive length and grip on the classy finish. This is excellent Brut Nature.
APPELLATION- Cava D.O.
GRAPE(S)- 40% Xarel•lo and 40% Parellada and 20% Macabeo, from estate-grown vineyards averaging 37 years old
ALTITUDE/SOIL- 260-450 meters / rangeof soils from deep/stony to clay-loam and limestone
FARMING METHODS- Certified Organic Vineyards, Vegan
HARVEST- Hand harvested starting in late August and running until late September
PRODUCTION- Individual varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
AGING- Aged for between 15 and 24 months prior to disgorging; no dosage