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Torre del Gall Cava Brut Reserva NV

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a light, very modern Cava, much appreciated for its refreshing style and created from a special blend of the three traditional, indigenous Penedes white varieties. It is pale yellow with bright hints of green and a fine, persistent, and abundant sparkle lifting to a good crown. The fine, delicate aromas combine tones of green apple and pear with light resonances of peach, melon, and pineapple over a base of citrus, which are all beautifully balanced by light toasty aromas from bottle maturation.

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Freixenet - Cava:
Freixenet is one of the most renowned and largest cava houses in Spain, similar in quality, size and importance to France's Moet & Chandon. Since 1861, Freixenet's cavas have been made in the classic méthode champenoise tradition, a difficult and lengthy process, but worth the effort to produce those beautiful tiny bubbles. Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/freixenet

Editorial Reviews for Torre del Gall Cava Brut Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
12/13/2012

Mineral and earth driven on the nose with linden flower, honey and candied lime aromas. Fairly light on the palate in a fresh, crisp style that showcases earthy flavors with hints of yeast, mushroom, apple and lemon pith. A fairly dry style with decent length and a nice dry snap on the finish. 86pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
12/21/2009

This gains a lot of overt fruitiness on the nose from the extra sugar in it's dosage. In the mouth it has rich apple, apricot and sweet citrus tones and a gently spicy finish that is carried along by the noticeable sweetness. It's not really that sweet, just noticeable and a little sticky on the finish. If you're looking for a round, easy to drink sparkling wine this just might fit the bill. 86pts.


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Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
08/08/2007

Light golden in color with lots of medium sized bubbles. The nose is a musty mess with honey, apple and light nut aromas. On the palate it has a fine sparkle and is completely dry. Flavors of honey, green apple, with an lightly creamy texture. The finish is short with green apple lingering for a bit. 3/5 [NR]


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
02/22/2010

Extra Dry is a bit of a misnomer here. Its a decent sparkler, with lots of fruit on the nose, and a round richness. The sugar, while not over powering is clear, and the finish slightly sweet. Nice, and not cloying. Very approachable


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
11/24/2008

Excellent QPR on this nutty, frothy, and citrusy sparkler. Not a harsh, unpleasant note to be found. Definitely a bargain.


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
4.50 5
07/09/2011

Very peachy smell. Sparkly. Very nice and complex flavors. Incredibly drinkable.


Snooth User: gabriellaopaz
40433236
3.00 5
01/20/2008

White gold in color with medium sized semi-active bubbles. On the nose, I'm primarily hit by pear, bread and raw almond notes. This is a delicate but present flavor. In the mouth, the wine fully coats my tongue, with light flavors of mineral, pear and a touch of bread notes that linger right near the end. Well integrated, good structure, yet not the star of the party.


Snooth User: Lila Salem
114355736
4.00 5
08/04/2013

Yum


Snooth User: Quiles
8803098
1.50 5
02/21/2012

Pouco frutado no nariz (menos que o esperado). Adstringente. Não muito fácil de tomar sozinho, talvez com alguma fruta critica junto fique melhor.


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External Reviews for Torre del Gall Cava Brut Reserva

External Review
09/15/2009

The sweet and waxy aromas are similar to what you might get from an aromatized candle. The palate is sugary and soda-like, with flavors of sweetened lime and apple wedges. And the finish seems a bit like 7-Up. Best for those who like a sweeter bubbly.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Therersquo;s nothing not to like about this affordable Spanish bubbly. The nose is a little candied and shy, but itrsquo;s pleasant overall. The palate foams a bit more than a stately Cava might, but the flavors of pear, apple and grapefruit are honest. Fresh yet soft, simple and easygoing.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Clean flavors of apple lend this rounds Cava a simple goodness. Itrsquo;s dry, even as the finish hints at a caramel richness, a flavor and feel that would work with seared scallops.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Cava Champion. Distinct apple aroma sets this sparkler apart, as well as the slightly fuller flavors of vanilla and lemon cream on the palate. This winersquo;s hint of sweetness rounds it out and gives it substance. Constant string of beads is pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. Refreshing. Great buy.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Yellow apple aromas and flavors get some pick-up from nectarine, and while itrsquo;s sweet and a bit candied, thatrsquo;s the Carta Nevada style. The finish picks up some extra size, leaving a big wash of sweet citrus flavors.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

A crisp, dry cava with tangerine and apple flavors. PAIR WITH/ Jalapeno Crab Cakes with Slaw and Salsa."


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Bright yellow gold. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Yellow apples and butter aromas follow through well on the palate. finishes with an intriguing spicy note.


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Perhaps the poster child for Cava’s success in the international marketplace, Cordón Negro is clean and crisp, with just a bit of residual sugar in the middle and finish. Cava’s typical citrus notes prevail, but the sugar adds a more tropical hint to the wine, and there is a sweet apple candy note as well.

This is a light, very modern Cava, much appreciated for its refreshing style and created from a special blend of the three traditional, indigenous Penedes white varieties. It is pale yellow with bright hints of green and a fine, persistent, and abundant sparkle lifting to a good crown. The fine, delicate aromas combine tones of green apple and pear with light resonances of peach, melon, and pineapple over a base of citrus, which are all beautifully balanced by light toasty aromas from bottle maturation.

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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

2528040 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 23 grams per liter Total Acidity: .37 grams per liter

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