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Gramona III Lustros 2015

Gramona III Lustros

An exemplary sparkling wine


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Spec sheet

AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.0%
Production60,000 bottles

The wine

III Lustros is an exemplary sparkling wine due to its character and its long trajectory spanning more than 50 years, a wine which has succeeded in deserving the admiration of the most demanding palates. It’s the faithful reflection of a work of artisans developed over time, capable of transferring all the past history of a delightful vineyard into glasses of exceptional wine.

What does this wine taste like?

Revealing an intense nose, with notes of maturity but also freshness, it enchants with its aromatic richness, of baked apple, sweet pears, ripe citrus fruits, grapefruit peel, crushed flowers and herby Mediterranean undertones reminiscent of fennel and rosemary. Its ageing notes evoke a host of further suggestions: hazelnuts, pastries, toasted bread, brioche, toffee... On the palate it offers a powerful entry and huge structure. Its mousse is fine and creamy, and yet again the evident notes of ageing, along with the crystallised fruit and balsamic hints, reaffirm its high quality, complexity and balance. Lively, refreshing and very long, it can accompany a whole range of foodstuffs and cuisines, from aperitifs to elaborate dishes.

Straw yellow / Golden glints
Higly aromatic / Expressive / Fruit aromas / Ripe stone fruit / Peach / Apricot / Apple / Mediterranean herbs / Rosemary / Thyme / Ageing notes / Dried fruit and nuts / Hazelnuts / Walnut / Toasted bread / Coffee / Spicy notes
Powerful / Structured / Mineral notes / Balanced / Creamy / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 8ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

Sausages and ham
Stews and casseroles
Poultry and white meats
Red meat

Iberian ham / Foie gras / Cold meats / Seafood / Fish / White meats / Rice dishes / Hearty dishes / Mixed paella / Basque tuna stew / Risotto

Ratings and awards

201494 PK
201293 PK95 PN
201093+ PK
200793 PK94 PN
200693 PK93 PN
200595 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2012 Brut Nature III Lustros was cropped from a very low-yielding year after an extremely dry winter and the implementation of cover crops in the vineyards that resulted in 30% to 35% less grapes. But it was not an extreme year like 2003 or 2015, and the wine is fresher and balanced. This has great aromatic complexity, with balsamic notes, hints of petrol, beeswax, nuts and pollen. Dry, with a touch of bitterness, it's vertical and long, ending very dry and with tiny bubbles. It's more restrained and young and less exuberant than warmer years; this is more in line with 2010, more on the elegant side. The cork allows for a little more exchange, and they start with more pressure here, because it loses more. But it's super integrated and fills your mouth in a silky way. It's a blend of 65% Xarello and 25% Macabeo that matured with the lees in the bottle, which was closed with a cork stopper (rather than a crown stopper), for no less than 87 months. No sugar was added when it was disgorged. 61,000 bottles produced. The bottle I tasted was hand disgorged in February 2019.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/08/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2012 - 93 PARKER

Customer reviews

16 reviews


Harvesting by hand, selecting on the table, entry by gravity, and pressing whole bunches. After the first fermentation in tank, this sparkling wine undergoes an ageing period of more than 84 months, during which it remains with a cork stopper in place, enabling very long ageing times. In its final stage, desks are used for carrying out riddling or ‘remuage’ manually, as will happen later with disgorging. As a fine Brut Nature, it’s bottled without any addition of sugar.

Ageing period84 months


Font de Jui

Produced from a coupage of Xarel·lo and Macabeo sourced from the Font de Jui estate, a plot that has clay soils with a sandy substratum which borders on the River Anoia, protected from the afternoon sun by the shade of a pine-decked hill. No chemicals are used, neither herbicides nor pesticides, ground cover is allowed to grow there, and biodynamic practices are employed, all with the clear objective of increasing levels of biodiversity.

SoilCalcareous-clay / Sand
Surface area22.00 hectares

The winery



Gramona is one of the most renowned wineries in the Cava sector and possesses a long tradition dating back to 1850. Located in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, its products succeed in expressing all the elegance and identity of a markedly Mediterranean terroir and are distinguished by the excellence accruing from the lengthy ageing periods spent in bottle, the common denominator found in the world's finest sparkling wines. Gramona enjoys a great reputation too for its still wines,...