(2018) A truly charming rosé this, 100% Pinot Noir made by the saignée method, Toni has reduced the time on lees from 24 to 12 months as he thought it retained freshness and lightness. It has 8g/l dosage. Toni also chooses to make quite a deeply-coloured wine, "as that is its natural colour." This has strawberry and a touch of clove or almost Negroni character, lovely freshness and raspberry and lemon clarity to the palate, finishing long and dry.
(2018) 100% Pinot, made by the saignée method, time on lees has been reduced from 24 to 12 months as the winemaker Antoni Llopart thought it retained better freshness and lightness. 8g/l dosage. It's a deep-coloured pink, which Antoni chooses to make "as that is its natural colour." This has strawberry and a touch of clove or almost Negroni character, lovely freshness and raspberry and lemon clarity to the palate, finishing dry. A delicious Cava of real quality.
(2016) There has been a steady stream of Pinot Noir-based rosés emanating from Cava producers, and this is as good an example as any. The colour is relatively deep, the wine made by macerating the Pinot for a short period to extract flavour and colour, with small red fruits, cherry and a tight herby back note. Luxurious and mouth-filling with its mousse and sweet strawberry-touched fruit, but a nip of tannin and good acidity give it a dry and food-friendly finish. Ministry of Drinks' price is by the six-bottles, but use the wine-searcher link for other stockists.
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