A Corpinnat* Rosé sparkling, this wine from the Penedes region in Spain is produced from organic grapes that were manually harvested. A single varietal of 100% Pinot Noir from Nadal’s own crops, it is made in the traditional method (champenoise) and is aged on lees for more than 18 months. Mid-intensity salmon-coloured, the nose is slightly floral with hints of brioche, while on the palate it is creamy yet has good acidity and freshness. Can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with shellfish, fish, rich vegetable dishes, or white meat, as well as fatty, fried and spicy dishes. Alc/vol 12.5%. Residual sugar 7.3g/L
*If you're not yet familiar with the term "Corpinnat" you will be soon. In short, Corpinnat is an EU-recognised body that has broken from the Cava DO. Currently, 9 houses (including Nadal) are part of this classification which demands strict adherence to:
Organic grapes, grown, pressed, produced and bottled at the winery
Prohibited to buy grape must, wine or bottles that are already ageing
Prohibited to produce for other brands, private or white label
Obligatory disgorgement date on the label
Bob’s interpretation: "Although Corpinnat is in its infancy, I feel it is destined to grow into a world-class, respected designation synonymous with quality, value and sustainability. After many years of negotiation between the managing committee of the Cava DO by a small number of elite producers looking for recognition for the elevated standards that were self-imposed within the Cava DO, it was clear that this was not going to happen, so these winemakers decided to create a new classification - Corpinnat."