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Vieil Armand Sélection Gewurztraminer 2018

PRODUCER: CAVE DU VIEIL ARMAND

AOC ALSACE, France 
Vintage: 2018
$ 19.95 
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Alcohol/Vol: 13.0%
Varietal: 100% Gewurztraminer

LCBO VINTAGES#: 18153

Vieil Armand comprises 80 growers who farm some 14 hectares of vineyards in the southernmost part of Alsace. They pride themselves on crafting intense, complex Gewurztraminers that deliver exotic fruit, white flowers, citrus fruit, and spice. 

Food pairing: This one would pair beautifully with lightly spiced curries.

Serve between 10 – 12ºC

WELCOME TO CAVE DU VIEIL ARMAND

The History of a Name

The founders chose the name “Vieil Armand” because it’s this was the name that was given to the top of the Hartmanswillerkopf mountain. This mountain was an important battleground during the First World War (1914-1918).

Quality Wines

La Cave du Vieil Armand is one of the smallest wine cellars in Alsace. It is located at the most southerly part of Alsace and marks the entrance to the Alsace wine route.
The cave produces about 1,5 million bottles of wine a year from all of the most well know Alsatian grape varieties. It produces Grand Cru, late harvest, selection de grains nobles and Cremant d’Alsace. Importantly Cremant represents around 32% of the total production at Cave de Vieil Armand.

The Cave du Vieil Armand was established to give an impetus to the wines of Southern Alsace. Today there are 73 members who are wine growers between Soultz and Wuenheim. Between them they share 150ha of vineyards, stretching from Cernay and Guebwiller to the foot of the Hartmannswillerkopf mountain.

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AGUSTÍ TORELLÓ BRUT RESERVA

Producer: Agusti Torello Mata

DO CAVA, Spain 
Vintage: 2015
$ 23.00 
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Alcohol/Vol: 11.5%
Varietal: 48% Macabeo; 19% Xarel·lo; 34% Parellada

SAQ product code#: 14222659

Golden aspect with greenish reflections, very well integrated carbonic with fine and persistent bubbles of slow evolution and good rosary formation. Aromas of apple with notes of caramel, fresh grass and a touch of menthol balsams.

Food pairing: A cava to enjoy at any time. Ideal for appetizers, fish, seafood cream, white meat, goat cheese and desserts. Serve between 6 – 7ºC

Our Origin, El Penedés

Penedes lies in a horseshoe of mountains open to the sea where you can find some very special climate, the region covers an area from the sea level up to more than 800 meters above.
Our winery is located in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, in the heart of Penedés, about 45km south of Barcelona. The Central Valley of Penedes is the area where Xarel·lo grape is the main star. This grape variety is the main structure of our products. The proximity to the Mediterranean is directly related to mild weather and hot temperature. On the coastal part of the region, in the Masis del Garraf, the Macabeos grape find it an ideal place to develop and mature in a balanced way. This grape is providing the characteristic varietal sweetness of our cavas. As for as the most mountainous area in the interior, in the Serralada del Prelitoral, we grow Parellada grape. It adds aromas and good acidity due to the thermal contrast based on the altitude.

Vintage 2015

One of the coldest winters in the past years in Penedès. In January there was a frost and even some snow, that caused very drastic temperature falls throughout the region. This contributed to the humidity and great thermal contrasts that favored the plant. From May until the harvest, there were warm temperatures and heat waves typical of the season.
The harvest was scarce but with excellent quality. The grapes were well-ripened and with good balanced acidity. During the agricultural year (October 2014 to September 2015) the rainfall was 375L / m2 with an average temperature of 15.5ºC. 

Organic Viticulture

Made exclusively from organic vineyards, vins between 30 and 40 years old with argillic-loam soils which are distributed throughout Penedés. We rely on monitoring of all vines and the preventive treatment of our land, leaving vegetable coverings to maintain humidity and sponginess of the soil, thus establishing a natural competence of the vine. We believe in sustainability, agriculture that respects the environment, treatment without applying chemical pesticides or herbicides. We perform routine checks, testing, and ripening controls before the harvest. All grapes are handpicked at the optimal time.

Elaboration

Entered by gravity in the cellar, with low pressures we extract the must to ensure excellent raw material. Defrosted statically at low temperatures. The fermentation is taken place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16ºC and inoculating a selected autochthonous yeast.
Each grape variety is vinified separately after harvesting. Differentiating in groups of plots according to their geographical location.
Clarification with bentonite makes it suitable for vegans.
Based on the traditional method, the second fermentation is taken place in the bottle. Our cava Brut Reserva 2015 is aged 36 months.
The date written on the back label indicates the end of the aging and guarantees that the wine is ideal for consumption.

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WELCOME TO AGUSTÍ TORELLÓ MATA

AGUSTÍ TORELLÓ MATA Cava 

is the fruit of a personal commitment. The commitment of a family and team who, year after year, harvest after harvest, take part in the miracle of creating extraordinary, internationally recognized cavas.

A CAVA WITH SOUL

Our cavas come from the best Penedès vines. They are made with respect to the local varieties and are in harmony with the terrain, the soil, climate, the process and tradition. These are cavas that strive for perfection. Cavas that speak for themselves. They are cavas with soul.

AGUSTÍ TORELLÓ 

only makes cava with local Penedès grape varieties, grapes from the oldest vines. The winemaker’s experience, passion, love and respect for the environment is closed in each and every bottle.

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