|92 YB||Wine & Spirits Magazine||This wine’s richness develops across an elegant texture, filling out citrusy acidity with yellow-apple freshness and broader, lush notes of cream. Though only marginally more expensive than the bodega’s Cygnus Brut, this Brut Nature plays at a significantly higher level.
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|92||View from the Cellar||The cépages of the Cygnus Brut Nature “Reserva” is slightly different than the “1+1=3” bottling, as it is a mix of forty percent Xarel-lo, thirty percent each of Parellada and Macabeo, with the wine spending fully two years aging on its fine lees. The bouquet is deep and a touch more precise than very good “1+1=3”, offering up scents of lime, tart orange, beautiful, salty minerality, a touch of ocean breeze and wild fennel. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and very nicely balanced, with bright, well-integrated acids, lovely focus and grip, refined, pinpoint bubbles and impressive length and grip on the well-balanced finish. A lovely example. 2017-2027.
notes for a bottling disgorged in May 2016
|91+||View from the Cellar||The current release of Cygnus Brut Nature NV is made from a blend of forty percent of Xarel-lo and thirty percent each of Macabeo and Peralada. Again, this is produced entirely from fruit picked in certified organic vineyards and was aged for twenty to twenty-four months sur latte. The wine delivers excellent depth and complexity in its aromatic constellation of breadfruit, sea salts, white soil tones, dried flowers and a nice touch of menthol in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with beautifully buffered acids, a fine core, very elegant mousse and impressive length and grip on the classy finish. This is excellent Brut Nature. 2018-2030.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
|91||Vinous Media||Limpid straw-yellow. Mineral-accented citrus and pit fruits, toasty lees, sweet butter and pungent flowers on the expansive nose. Supple and energetic on the palate, offering ripe tangerine and white peach flavors that show very good clarity thanks to a mineral topnote that gains strength with air. Tightens up steadily on a long, lively finish that leaves notes of pear and candied ginger behind. (Lot 18318; disgorged in May, 2018 after 22 months on its lees; totally dry and zero grams of residual sugar)
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
|89||The Wine Enthusiast||Clean, fresh apple aromas and a minerally, citric palate are on point for brut nature. A lightly salty set of persimmon and apple flavors finishes lively, with dry citrus notes on the finish.