Cruzat Reserve Nature
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
- It is rare to come across “Nature” bottlings in South America – this is the only one in existence that we are aware of!! Grapes harvested in early February from estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines that sit at 4,600 feet in elevation in Tupungato.
Vintage: NV | Wine Type: Sparkling Wine
Varietal: 60% Pinot Noir / 40% 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
“Very taut, crisp bouquet with citrus lemon, orange zest and light apple aromas that are nicely focused. The palate has a lovely creamy entry. It is well-balanced with hints of toffee, apple and peach, leading to a generous, refined finish. This is a commendable Argentinean sparkler.” – Wine
Advocate Issue #203
Production: 2,900 cases | Alcohol: 12.5% | TA: 5.06 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.05 g/l | pH: 3.2
Press & Points
88 Points – Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, February 2015
89 Points – Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, April 2014
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