Sumarroca Brut Reserva Cava is definitely a step up on everyday Cava, and it is now Organic! It has pear and pastry aromas which lead you into a refined, fresh and fruity fizz with full flavours. At the same time it is nicely balanced with just a hint of citrus on its smooth, long finish. We have always been impressed with the lightness of their Cavas and now Sumarroca Brut Reserva Cava has acheived organic certification. This stunning Fizz won a Gold Medal at Berlin Wine Awards 2021.
Cava is made in the traditional method with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is aged for 24 months in the Bodega. This truly is elegant fizz at a great price and a million miles from mass produced Cava and dare we say it, mass produced Prosecco!
The Sumarroca family have grown grapes for generations and in 1982, Carlos Sumarroca a highly respected viticulturist, and his wife Nuria, bought the 15th century estate, establishing one of the few estate only grown Cava producers in Spain. They practice sustainable farming, harvesting at night and only use free-run juice in their cavas. Their winery is terraced along a hillside so that all movement of the wine is by gravity. In 2014 they decided to seek organic certification, which they achieved in 2018. This is the first vintage of their organic Cava.
The estate is notable for having a poor land, which is good for vine growing. The influence of the sea is diminished by the effect of the Garraf mountains which dry the sea breezes and coastal mountain range that reduces excess dry wind coming from the interior. These conditions give the base for elegant wines with a fresh fruitiness that are well balanced. The grapes for this wine come from two different parts of the estate, the second part is located in the southern most part of the Penedès. The land is full of clay with the presence of silt. The maritime influence on this land is very high because it is located a few kilometres from the sea. This Mediterranean character ends up giving a more fruity wine base.
Check out our competitive price: sells in some independents £13.95 – £14.95
Food match: A great aperitif and will partner not too sweet desserts – cakes, creme caramel, fruit salads.