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Guilera Semi-Seco Reserva 2021

The Guilera Semi Seco Reserva 2021 is a semi-sweet cava from Cava Guilera, a family-owned winery in the Penedès region near Barcelona, Spain. This cava is part of their Reserva range, which is known for its long aging process and high-quality production. Here is a detailed overview of the Guilera Semi Seco Reserva 2021

Technical Details

Type: Semi Seco Reserva

Sugar: Semi Seco, with 35 grams of sugar per liter, making it a semi-sweet cava.

Aging Category: Reserva, indicating that it has been aged for a minimum of 18 months in the bottle.

Harvest Year: 2021

Grape Varieties: A traditional blend of Xarel·lo, Macabeo, and Parellada.

Alcohol Content: 12% vol.

Volume: 75 cl.

Designation: DO CAVA

Storage Temperature: Below 18°C

Recommended Serving Temperature: 4 – 5°C

Tasting Notes

The Guilera Semi Seco Reserva is described as a dessert cava that is fine, soft, and sweet. It features aromas and flavors of fresh fruit, making it ideal for those with a sweeter palate and for pairing with desserts.

Sustainability and Production

Circular Bioeconomy: The winery utilizes ecological materials from the cava vineyards, including traditional grapes, Penedès 29 yeasts, and MCRE must. The focus is on the natural expression of the grape and time, without the use of barrel aging, flavorings, or special house liqueurs.

Dress Code: The cava's presentation includes eco-design elements and artwork by Ciara Quilty Harper, reflecting the winery's commitment to art and sustainability.

Bottle: Sustainable Veralia bottle weighing 835 grams.

Cork: 100% biodegradable natural cork.

Capsule: Ecological Vintacap Absolute Green Line capsule.

Packaging: Made from 100% recyclable cardboard.

Philosophy and Inspiration

The Guilera Reserva trilogy, which includes the Semi Seco Reserva, celebrates the journey of winemaking and the anticipation of new beginnings. It represents the vineyard, the winery, and the enjoyment of cava by consumers. The winery praises the balance between the predictable and the unpredictable in winemaking, acknowledging the excitement of the unknown evolution of each cava.Cava Guilera prides itself on producing only long-aged cavas, including Reserva and Gran Reserva, which account for only 2% of the market. Their cavas are known for their smoothness, harmony, versatility, and elegance, with fine bubbles and fruity flavors that intensify with years of aging. The Reserva cavas are flavorful and refreshing, while the Gran Reserva cavas are more gastronomic and sophisticated.