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Type: Sparkling wine
Bodega Grimau began making Cavas and still wines back in the 1920s on the site of the medieval castle of Pujades, just west of Vilafranca de Penedes in Catalunya. The winery subsequently moved about 15km east to its current site at the Masia Torreblanca in Olerdola. The village, 20 km inland from the Mediterranean, is part of both the Penedes and Cava appellation (though remember Cava is also made in another 7 Spanish regions, including Aragon, Navarra and La Rioja), with the main Cava-producing town, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia just up the road. The 30 hectare Grimau estate is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, and Chardonnay, as well as the three traditional Cava grape varieties of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada.
How Grimau Brut is produced
Following careful selection, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks for a first fermentation over 20 days at a steady temperature of 16ºC. Once blended and bottled, the Cava then goes into the cellar for a second fermentation in the bottle and a minimum of 15 months bottle-ageing before release.
Tasting notes for Grimau Brut
Straw yellow in colour with a green-tinged rim, bright and clear with steady bubbles. Very aromatic, with strong fruit presence. Smooth and tasty on the palate, with well- balanced acidity and sweetness.
Drink Grimau Brut with:
Wonderful on its own, Grimau Brut also works well with a wide variety of dishes, from fish and seafood to lighter meats like pork, or pasta and rice dishes. Best served between 6ºC and 8ºC.