Mata I Coloma Cava Gran Reserva L' Ensamblatge 2012
Mata I Coloma is a 5-hectare farm in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, a small town in Penedès. This is Cava country but the wines of owner Pere Mata are anything but your standard Cava. Pere does all his work by hand. He farms organically working with the indigenous grape varieties Xarel-lo, Macabeu, and Parellada.
In the cellar, Pere only uses the free run juice with primary fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks and secondary fermentation in bottles. The wines all spend 2-4 years on their lees. These are Champagne quality Cavas and while Pere may not admit his inspiration to be Champagne, many see him in Cava to be what Cédric Bouchard is to Champagne, a master of terroir; elegant and precise wines of place. In fact, Bouchard commented on Pere’s Cavas saying, “these could hold their own in a tasting with Champagnes.”
An incredible sparkler and the most champagne tasting non champagnes I've tasted. A Wine Guy Selection.