About This Wine
Many sparkling wines make ideal pairing partners for appetizers and brunch fare.
Bubbly also is the wine of celebration, used to fill flutes as we toast graduations, marriages, anniversaries and other special occasions. Yet while we drink plenty of sparkling wine as an aperitif before dinner, rarely do we pour it with dinner.
Gramona Gran Cuvee is a rare exception to the rule. It’s a sparkler that is full-bodied and rich enough to serve with main courses. Think: lemon chicken, or lightly seasoned white fish. That richness comes from the winemaking process, which included 30 months of aging on the lees in the bottle prior to release — and that was after the wine spent a year in French oak barrels.
The 2008 Gramona Gran Cuvee is a blend of three varieties: Xarello, Chardonnay and Macabeu. The wine is worthy of inclusion in special celebrations, but also will be right at home on your dinner table.
- Grape Composition:50% Xarello, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Macabeu
- Grape Source:D.O. Cava, Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:White Flowers, Golden Apple, Melon, Baking Spice, Lemon, Pear and Toasted Bread
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 1 Year, Then 30 Months on the Lees in the Bottle
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionsushi, or lemon chicken.