El Tros Nou

El Tros Nou is an exceptional “paraje” located in one of the coldest zones of the D.O. Cava: the Sierra de Prades. Its most outstanding particularity are its Licorella slate soils the give the Pinot Noir a very characteristic mineral touch.

Finca Tros Nou origin of Cava Gran Reserva Ars Collecta

2009 Vintage

In the Conca de Barberà region the winter was rainy, spring was moderately humid and, although the summer was mild at first, towards the end of July it ended up being very hot. Temperatures soared but luckily the soil had enough water reserves to bear out the high temperatures that brought forward the harvest. Even so, thanks to its privileged location, its exposure and the age of the El Tros Nou vines, the Pinot Noir grapes that entered the winery rendered cavas with a complex combination between elegance and freshness and, above all, enormous cellaring potential.

Finca El Tros Nou

  • Coordinates: X: 336.208,97 Y: 4.582.635,8
  • Area: 1,63 hectares
  • Altitude: 555 – 565 metres
  • Exposure: N-S facing rows. E exposure
  • Slope: Lateral del 12%
  • Texture: loam-sandy. “Llicorella”
  • Structure: Granular simple grain
  • Fertility: Medium
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Clone: Dijon 667
  • Density: 2.178 vines/hectare
  • Roots (depth): 150cm
  • Planted: 1985
Cava of Finca El Tros Nou

Winemaking

An artisan cava, crafted after selecting and harvesting the vineyard’s choicest grapes. Night harvesting by hand in small trays during mid August taking advantage of the cool temperatures in order to avoid oxidation of the grapes’ aromas. The grapes were transferred 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 in order to avoid staining the must with the skins and thus obtain a Blanc de Noirs. The must fermented in small vats at 17°C. El Tros Nou is a cava that has aged slowly for over 90 months at a constant temperature of 14°C inside the thick walls of what was originally Codorníu’s first cellar. Limited edition: 1,200 bottles.

Aged Cava Ars Collecta El Tros Nou

Tasting notes

Straw yellow with golden and salmon highlights and elegant delicate bubbles. Fruity notes that persist with all their potential on the nose prominent among which are red fruit (cherry and raspberry). Mineral and spicy notes (red pepper) appear later on as it unfolds in the glass. These are pleasant and delicate reminiscences of its aging and origins. A potent, intense and complex mouthfeel with abundant aromas of red fruit, freshness and vibrancy. An elegant creamy mousse and a long fruity and mineral finish with notes of fruits confits intermingled with smoked and delicate woody nuances.

Selected caves El Tros Nou by Codorníu

Food matching

This cava contributes new organoleptic nuances to the usual expression of Pinot Noir based cavas. It can be enjoyed in a generous range of pairings such as seafood (prawns, scampi, scallops, barnacles), fish with mild sauces or prepared raw (sashimi, sushi, carpaccio or tartar), cod, monk fish, all kinds of rice dishes, lightly seasoned and smoked meats. We also recommend you savour this cava on its own in order to enjoy the broad range of registers it offers, with aperitifs as well.

Ars Collecta Handcrafted Caves
Bottle of Cava El Tros Nou Gran Reserva

Technical details

  • Appellation of Origin : Cava (from Conca de Barberà)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • “Paraje”: El Tros Nou
  • Harvest: Starting August 8th
  • Tirage: June 2010
  • Aging: Gran Aged for over 90 months
  • Dosage: Brut

Analysis

  • ABV: 12%
  • Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l
  • pH: 2.92
  • Residual sugars: 11.5 g/l

Winemaker’s recommendations

Serve 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: The cava will continue to age well in the bottle provided it is stored under the right conditions.

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