La Ticota 2017
Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature
72 months aging on lees
Clean and bright colour with golden tones, fine bubbles and abundant crown, tertiary aromas typical of long ageing on the nose, complex on the palate with a long and pleasant finish.
Can Fontanals. The historic La Ticota vineyard was planted in 1940, with an average yield of around 6,000 kg/ha per year. Medium soil type, with good water retention capacity, slightly clayey limestone.
We were coming from three consecutive years of severe drought. At the end of 2016 and at the beginning of the vegetative cycle, generous rains predicted a good year, during the spring we continued with the same trend, with moderate rains. The vegetal development of the plant
even though pruning was shorter than usual to achieve the acidity-sugar balance, the plant suffered from a lack of water resources from previous harvests, leaving the harvest with 40% less average production depending on the variety.
A very hot summer caused the start of the harvest to be much advanced, thereby reducing the day/night thermal contrast so necessary for the proper ripening of the grapes.