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Gramona Imperial 2018

Gramona Imperial

2018
A timeless classic, with a French feel
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Spec sheet

TypeCava
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.0%
Production300,000 - 350,000 bottles

The wine

A timeless classic, with a French feel and an elegance that has resulted in it becoming a must-have Cava on any wine list taking a pride. Gramona Imperial is also the house's flagship, elegant, sumptuous and very close to the French Champagnes, despite containing only 10% Chardonnay grapes. A symbol of elegance that has made this Cava a true classic among its faithful imbibers and brought about its notability as one of the most renowned Cavas in the world.

 

What does this wine taste like?

It has an intense nose, with aromas of stone fruit and white flowers, bakery notes, citrus fruit peel, dried fruits and nuts, and subtle toasty, yeasty and buttery hints, all in absolute balance. A pleasant entry, generous in the mouth, and creamy. Velvety bubbles and a refreshing finish which recalls the white flowers and fruit with bakery undertones.

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Pale yellow / Golden glints
Bouquet
Stone fruit / White flowers / Lemon peel / Marzipan / Brioche
Mouth
Lovely / Full / Creamy / Velvety / Bakery notes

Drinking and storing

Serve between 6ºC and 8ºC

Food pairing

A Cava with structure which year after year displays its personality and finesse, offering superb versatility for pairings, from drinking beforehand as an aperitif to during and after lunch or dinner.

aperitivos
Snacks and appetizers
entrantes
Starters and suppers
ensaladas
Salads
arroces
Rice
pasta
Pasta
mariscos
Seafood
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
frutos-secos-pastas-y-galletas
Tea breads and cookies
fruta
Fruit
quesos-cremosos
Creamy cheeses

Aperitifs / Throughout the meal / After lunch or dinner

Ratings and awards

201893 PK
201792 PK
201691+ PK
201595 DC
201492 PK
201291 PK
PK: ParkerDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The 2016 Brut Imperial, their flagship sparkling wine, comes from a very dry and warm year, and the wine is open. It was produced with 47.5% Xarel.lo, 30% Macabeo, 15% Parellada and 7.5% Chardonnay that matured in bottle for 64 months. All Corpinnat wines have on the back labels the disgorgement date and the months spent sur lie. These are very traditional wines, where they have implemented very, very few changes, and now with Corpinnat, they have reduced the percentage of Chardonnay. It was adjusted to 7.75 grams of sugar that feels quite integrated and softens the sharp personality of the wine. This is certified organic, and in the future, it will also be certified by Demeter. 550,000 bottles produced.The 2016 Brut Imperial, their flagship sparkling wine, comes from a very dry and warm year, and the wine is open. It was produced with 47.5% Xarel.lo, 30% Macabeo, 15% Parellada and 7.5% Chardonnay that matured in bottle for 64 months. All Corpinnat wines have on the back labels the disgorgement date and the months spent sur lie. These are very traditional wines, where they have implemented very, very few changes, and now with Corpinnat, they have reduced the percentage of Chardonnay. It was adjusted to 7.75 grams of sugar that feels quite integrated and softens the sharp personality of the wine. This is certified organic, and in the future, it will also be certified by Demeter. 550,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/09/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 91+ PARKER

Tasted blind. On the palate, it shows ripe white fruit, subtle autolytic notes and dried leaves in the background. An integrated mousse and smooth acidity. The finish is delicate and definitely fresh. A soft and perfectionist profile. It's like it brings together all the qualities of a nice sparkling wine. It has a bit of everything, all in balance and with elegance.

— Ferran Centelles (01/06/2019)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2014 - 17 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.7/5
43 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Ageing periodBetween 48 and 51 months

Vineyards

SoilSandy loam / Limestone
ClimateMediterranean
Surface area124.00 hectares

The winery

Gramona

Gramona

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,...

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