La Pleta

Finca La Pleta is a small south-facing vineyard located 286 metres above sea level on one of our winery’s best terroirs. The vines grow on shallow silt-clay soils with scarce plant cover.

Finca La Pleta origin for Cava Ars Collecta

2009 Vintage

In the summer of 2009 in Costers del Segre the days were moderately hot and the nights were not as cool as other years. This combination of factors led to an early harvest but with a yield that promised good cellaring potential. This didn’t happen in 2008 and for this reason we skipped that vintage. If our cavas de paraje do not meet the basic quality requirements, we don’t vinify them.
What at first seemed to be a difficult harvest finally rendered a vintage of very clear, brilliant and fresh cavas.

Finca La Pleta

  • Coordinates: X: 292,243,17 Y: 4,615,699,62
  • Area: 7 hectares
  • Altitude: 283-300m
  • Exposure: S W
  • Slope: 4%
  • Texture: Loam-clay
  • Structure: Prismatic-column
  • Fertility: Medium-Low
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Clone: Davis15D
  • Density: 1.650 vines/hectare
  • Roots (depth): 120-180cm
  • Planted: 2000
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Winemaking

An artisan cava, crafted after selecting and harvesting of the vineyard’s choicest grapes. Night harvesting by hand in small trays during early August taking advantage of the cool temperatures in order to avoid oxidation of the grapes’ aromas. The grapes were transported on a refrigerated truck to our micro-winery where we craft this cava range: Celler Jaume. On arrival, the bunches were sorted, cooled and pressed in a pneumatic press. The must fermented in small vats at 17°C. Following fermentation, we selected the wines that would make up the final blend. Finca La Pleta is a cava that has aged slowly for over 90 months at a constant temperature of 14°C within the thick walls of what was originally Codorníu’s first cellar. Limited edition: 1,400 bottles.

Selected vineyards origin of the cava La Pleta

Tasting notes

Straw yellow with golden highlights and elegant delicate bubbles. An intense aroma with prominent notes of watery fruit and stone fruit intermingled with elegant notes of white flowers. As it unfolds in the glass new aromas emerge from its long cellaring, underlain with delicate milky nuances and pleasant notes of iodine. An intense, voluminous and creamy mouthfeel, with good balance and a velvety texture on the palate. The aftertaste leaves reminiscences of white fruit and recovers the elegant iodine notes. A long lingering finish.

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Food matching

This cava adds new organoleptic nuances to the usual expression of Chardonnay cavas. It can be enjoyed in a generous range of pairings such as seafood, seasoned fish dishes (caldereta, marmitako, zarzuela, bouillabaisse), rice dishes, meat casseroles, as well as stewed and smoked meats. We also recommend you drink it on its own in order to savour the full range of registers offered by this cava.

La Pleta cava Gran Reserva
La Pleta cava select bottle

Technical characteristics

  • Appellation of Origin : DO Cava (Segrià)
  • Variety:Chardonnay
  • “Paraje”: La Pleta
  • Harvest: Starting August 1st
  • Tirage: June 2010
  • Aging: Gran Reserva (cellaring for over 90 months)
  • Dosage: Brut

Analysis

  • ABV: 12%
  • Total Acidity: 8.7 g/l
  • pH: 2.94
  • Residual sugars: 12 g/l

Winemaker’s recommendations

Drink chilled (8º-11º C). If need be, chill for a couple of hours in an ice bucket with water, salt and ice.

Avoid sudden chilling in the freezer.

Best store upright.

Cellaring potential: This cava has good cellaring potential.

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