Pere Ventura, Tresor Cuvée Barrique, Gran Reserva Brut, Cava, Penedès, Spain 2018
(at Cavas for Christmas tasting, 15 Nov 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2028
A good value blend of Xarel-lo and Chardonnay, with a percentage of the latter fermented and aged in used red wine barrels to add structure and complexity. Aged for 36 months, the nose shows rich honeyed and toffee notes, ripe apricot, warm croissant and lemon curd. The palate is very toasty and rounded, with nutty creaminess and biscuit notes balanced by crisp, lemony acidity for a fresh finish.
Tresor Cuvée Barrique, Gran Reserva Brut