£44.45/ 0.75 L btl
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
Iberian ham / Foie gras / Cold meats / Seafood / Fish / White meats / Rice dishes / Hearty dishes / Mixed paella / Basque tuna stew / Risotto
Ratings and awards
|2012||93 PK||95 PN|
|2007||93 PK||94 PN|
|2006||93 PK||93 PN|
|2005||95 PK||92 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
A complex, multifaceted cava. It contains 75% Xarel-lo grape, and has the strong structure and rich bouquet that comes with that. The long maturing in the bottle and careful handling in the cellar complete the expression of terroir and the fruit. Highly recommended!
Probably my favourite of the Gramona family. The best quality-to-price ratio of the whole range, in my opinion. Highly recommended.
My favourite sparkling wine including French . I simply love it
A step above the already wonderful Imperial. Fantastic cava.
Estupendo cava, burbuja fina y bien integrada, sabroso y suave en boca.
Hay que reconocer la calidad y el trabajo bien hecho que se aúnan en este cava, en boca tiene estructura y no le falta cuerpo, con una burbuja fina e integrada que suaviza su entrada. Rico.
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 period||84 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.
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Sand|
|Surface area||22.00 hectares|
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,...