Gramona Corpinnat Brut Imperial
2 in stock
Region: Penedes, Spain
Grape varieties: Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada, and Chardonnay
Gramona Corpinnat Brut Imperial shows flavors dominated by ripe white fruits, such as apples and vineyard peaches. Creamy and lush with a crisp finish.
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2 in stock
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About Gramona Corpinnat Brut Imperial
Gramona Corpinnat Brut Imperial shows aromas dominated by ripe white fruits, such as apples and vineyard peaches. Citrus notes of lemon peel and the aniseed touch of fennel. It brings back memories of wheat, butter, and pastries. After a few moments in the glass, ripe aromas of apple pie, marzipan, and toasted cream appear.
In the mouth, it shows the very fine and creamy bubbles typical of this sparkling wine. It is ample and at the same time lively and refreshing. Aromas of baked apples and pastries return.
In 1850, Josep Batlle was working as a winemaker and grower for a family who owned the vineyards in La Plana, in the Anoia River valley. When phylloxera was ravaging the vineyards of France and much of Europe, Josep Batlle’s son, Pau, set about selling wine to the French sparkling wine producers, who knew the Catalonia region well, as it was their main cork supplier at the time. Using the Xarel·lo as a base, Pau learned how to refine his own wines for this purpose. This led to him setting up his own winery, Celler Batlle, in 1881, and enabled him to buy the vineyards where his father used to work.
The next generation, Pau’s daughter, Pilar, married Bartolomé Gramona, the son of Josep Gramona, the then president of the Barcelona Taverners Guild, and founder of La Vid Catalana newspaper of the Catalan Association of Wine Producers, and from San Sadurní. This united two old wine families who started producing sparkling wine, already under the Gramona brand name, in the early 20th century.
1945 was the start of a new era for Gramona, under the stewardship of Bartomeu y Josep Lluis, the ‘hard working’ generation. They were the visionaries and pioneers behind long-aged sparkling wines. The first Gramona III Lustros was created in 1951 and was a pioneering sparkling in that it was designed for long aging (It was released on the market in 1961). Up until the late 20th century, the two brothers were at the helm of a small winery, highly regarded for the quality of its wines. The soul of this generation, Josep Lluis Gramona, is still out and about on the land every day, ensuring that the Gramona ship sails smoothly.