Perelada Rose Brut Cava NV

Castillo de Perelada, Brut Rose, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV

This wine: a grenache noir dominated blend, with pinot noir and trepat; aged on the lees for ~12 months; mushroom natural cork closure; 11.5% abv, widely available, ~£10 (05/17)

Consumer tasting note: a nose of red berries edges with grapefruit and a hint of the bakery; medium bodied, with a palate of red cherry, currant and stewed strawberry. A medium length. No need to decant.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity salmon, showing tears and small bubbles.

Nose: clean, medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas as they come, of red cherry, strawberry, ripe grapefruit, a very low-key edge of anise, hints of leaf tea and the bakery.

Palate: dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity, a light grip, with flavours of red cherry, red currant, cold stewed strawberry. A medium length with a clean red berried finish and a low-key grip. A creamy mousse with a medium persistence.

Quality: good, nicely balanced acidity with alcohol, in keeping with the flavour intensity; showing some complexity, decent concentration, following into a medium length, with modest bubble persistence.

Drinking readiness/ageing potential: drink now, unsuited to further ageing.

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