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Imperial

Gramona

Imperial Bottle
Appellation
Corpinnat
Variety
Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Chardonnay, Parellada
Age of Vines
35-50
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
200-400 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, each variety fermented separately in tank
Aging
6 months in tank, blended, secondary fermentation in bottle, on lees minimum 60 months, dosage 8g/L

Overview

Imperial is sourced from 13 growers/members of Aliances per la Terra, an organization established to promote organic and biodynamic farming in the Penedès. Currently, all these growers are certified organic, and 12 a certified biodynamic. Imperial is the largest production Sparkling wine at Gramona sourced from 82.5 hectares of vines and can best be described as embodying its house style – a combination of the precision of Xarel.lo and the creamy textures for extensive aging on the lees. Imperial is a blend of 50% Xarel.lo, 30% Macabeu, 15% Chardonnay, and 5% Parellada aged 60 months sur lattes and finished with an 8 g/L dosage from an ancient solera maintained at the property. 350,000 bottles released in an average vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2014 Imperial

Source: DWWA

92

2014 Imperial

Source: WA

92

2013 Imperial

Source: JS

91

2012 Imperial

Source: WA

91

2012 Imperial

Source: JD

95

2012 Imperial

Source: DWWA

90

2011 Imperial

Source: WA

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Corpinnat
  • Proprietor
    Familia Gramona
  • Winemaker
    Jaume Gramona
  • Size / Elevation
    72 hectares / 100-400 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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