Cruzat Reserve Extra Brut
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
- Pedro Rosell is Argentina’s King of Bubbles – he and his team strive to create the country’s most expressive, sophisticated sparkling wines.
- The winery is located in the old winemaking region of Perdriel, south of the Mendoza River, at the foot of the Cordon del Plata mountain range.
- All wines are made from high elevation estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines, many of which sit at an unbelievable 4,600+ feet. Dosage is low across the board, resulting in verve/tension levels that truly rare in this part of the world.
ABOUT THE WINE
- This rich/leesy extra brut sets a new standard of excellence in terms of Latin American sparkling wine. Sourced from estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines that sit at 4,600 feet in elevation.
Vintage: NV | Wine Type: Sparkling Wine
Varietal: 75% Pinot Noir / 25% Chardonnay
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Elaboration: Fermentation takes place at temperatures between 57° and 61° in tall/slender stainless steel tanks. Aged 18 months on lees, and an additional 24 months in bottle prior to disgorgement.
Winemaker: Pedro Rosell
“Pale, bright, copper-tinged orange. Restrained aromas of strawberry, watermelon and fresh herbs. A faint touch of sweetness (six grams per liter) lifts the wine’s subtle red fruit and saline flavors, with a touch of minerality giving the back end a tactile quality. I like the balance between the subtle red fruit, lees and mineral components. Supple, nuanced sparkling wine from a winery that was established in 2004 with the objective of creating quality bubblies for the high-end market.” – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, February 2015
Production: 3,300 cases | Alcohol: 12.5% | TA: 5.92 g/l | Residual Sugar: 5.78 g/l | pH: 3.2
PRESS & POINTS
89 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, February 2015
90 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate April 2014
89 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, March 2014
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