Juvé & Camps
Reserva de la Familia Gran Reserva 2016
“Reserva de la Familia” (translating to ‘Reserve of the Family’) is the leading Gran Reserva in the world, always vintage-dated, and all the more notable because of the quality needed to produce it without dosage (‘Brut Nature’ designation).
The grapes are certified organic and hand-harvested from Juvé’s three estates; Espiells, Mediona, and La Cuscona, in the best areas of the Mediterranean Penedès region, close to Barcelona, Spain.
Harvested by hand, the grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed to retain the delicate vibrancy and freshness. Mostly the first press, consisting of the more delicate flavors and aromas, is used. After the first fermentation by varietal in stainless steel tanks, the classic cava grapes (Macabeo, Xarel·lo, and Parellada) develop malolactic fermentation in order to improve their complexity. After that, the base wines are stabilized, blended and bottled. Following the traditional method, bottles are laid down in the underground caves for an extended period of over three years (36+ months) to develop the complexity that is the distinctive Juve & Camps signature style. No dosage is added after the disgorgement to showcase the fruit of the grapes in its purest form.
It is an attractive, bright, pale gold sparkling wine, with tiny, abundant bubbles that rise up in streams to form a consistent crown. Deep, intense and elegant, initially evokes notes of ripe white fruits followed by hints of fennel, toast and citrus to complete its distinguished aroma. Its creamy mousse is perfectly integrated in the palate, making its texture in the mouth simultaneously fresh, rounded, and evocative.
This dry and opulent cava closes with an elegant long finish that would enhance a variety of dishes such as rice dishes, cheese, white meat, fish, seafood and Japanese food.
Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel.lo
Organic and Sustainable
Suggested Retail Price
Decanter - March 1, 2021
"A classic Cava blend of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada; bready, citrus aromas with hints of honeyed peach and white blossom. Fresh, with a creamy mousse and persistent bubbles. Beeswax, ripe lemon citrus, stone fruit and candied peel, alongside savoury, yeasty notes. Very satisfying."
Other Wines by this Producer
Since it was first made in 1972, Gran Juvé has always been an emblematic cuvée, representing the best of Juvé & Camps. Categorized as ‘Brut’ with only 5g/l of dosage, it is only produced in exceptional vintages and is made using the best quality grapes from select vineyard plots. With a very long ageing time in the bottle of about 42 months, it showcases the intensity and complexity that Spanish sparkling wine can achieve.
Originally developed for the United States and now as popular as Reserva de la Familia, Juvé & Camps’ flagship rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir. Following the “Méthode Traditionnelle,” it is aged for 15 months in the bottle. Categorized as ‘Brut’ with only 5g/l of dosage, it is intense, fresh and exuberant with aromas of bright red fruits.