Juvé y Camps Brut Rosé 2009
The Wine Advocate (May 2011), 90 points.
As is typical of Rosado Cava, this is at once dry and fruity with dried raspberries and strawberries, red currants, and dusty stones describing the nose. The mouth is more fruited with red cherries and currants, strawberries, raspberries, and a hint of banana peel. The dusty, stony note continues too, and it seems uniquely Spanish in this conflation of fruit and earth. Drink now or in the next few years.
This Cava is produced only from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the Freixa 1 vineyard at our Espiells estate. After a proper maceration, we extract the free-run rosé juice, and a natural process of decantation is made before we start the fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18ºC. Once the wine is free of sediments and stabilized, we have the basis for the Brut Rosé Cava. The wine is bottled, and following the méthode champenoise, the Cava undergoes a second fermentation and is aged on its lees for almost 18 months before the wine is ready for release.
About the Winery
In 1796, Joan Juvé Mir, a bold and enterprising vine grower, laid the foundation of what would become the family business. His son, Antoni Juvé Escaiola, a man of integrity who earned the respect of his peers, eventually took over and faced the daunting effects of the terrible phylloxera plague. Antoni's son, Joan Juvé Baqués, built the family’s first winery and married Teresa Camps Farré, who inspired her husband to launch the first sparkling wine under the “Juvé” brand in 1921.