Grapes: 30% Macabeu, 40% Xarel.lo, and 30% Parellada.
Aging: A Brut Nature, Gran Reserva with extended aging, a minimum of 40 months. The wine is obtained at a controlled temperature of 57-59º Fahrenheit. The second fermentation in bottle is completed in contact with the first 100% natural cork, in horizontal position in rima with over 40 months of aging in the traditional bottle on its lees. For longer aged cavas, the bottles are moved from the rima resting position to favor the yeast autolysis process, greatly improving structure, and complexity. Finally, after disgorging, we place the second cork. Mestres always states the disgorging date on the label. No dosage is added to the wine.
Residual sugar: Less than 1.5 g/l
Taste: Great elegance and aromatic richness, a great wealth of aromas, floral touches, fresh cut grass, apples, pears and peaches, as well as citric and balsamic scents. The palate is well structured and spicy with a hint of tannin, leaving it quite dry, but rich, and lively. Fine bubbles and a long aftertaste.
Color: Pale straw yellow with green highlights.
Talking About the Wines:
-Washington Wine Blog, Nov ’18 gave 92 points to 2013 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. “The 2013 Mestres ‘Coquet’ Gran Reserva is an outstanding effort. This blend of 40% Xarel-LO, with equal parts Macabeo and Parellada which was disgorged in early 2018. Once in the glass the wine shows a rich light orange tone followed by a bright bouqet of white peach, green apple, brioche, and orange zest. I love the intensity of the wine and the silky mouthfeel. Kumquat flavor is quite prominent, with Japanese apple, marzipan, and challah bread elements all providing appeal. A complete wine, this has some marvelous aging potential and shows really good salinity and bright juncture. Drink through 2018-2028.”
-International Wine Report, April '17 gave 91 points to 2012 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. "A golden hued wine, there are rich aromatics of Marcona almond, brioche, apricot, and Gala apple. This leads to flavors of cantaloupe, brioche, green papaya, and baking spices. The weight on the mid-palate gives this an added richness. While this possesses some aging potential, it is drinking exceedingly well right now."
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18 gave 91 points to 2013 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. “The 2013 Mestres “Coquet” Cava “Gran Reserva” Brut Nature is made from a blend of forty percent Xarel-lo and thirty percent each of Macabeo and Peralada and was disgorged in January of 2018. The wine delivers a superb aromatic constellation of bread fruit, salty soil tones, lemongrass, menthol and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is beautifully balanced, complex and full-bodied, with bright acids, elegant mousse and superb focus and grip on the long, classy and bone dry finish. Though this wine has no dosage, its having spent four and a half years aging sur latte prior to disgorgement has allowed it to blossom beautifully and is perfectly balanced. Fine juice.”
-Vinous Media (Explore All Things Wine), Jan '16 gave 91 points to 2012 Mestres Coquet Gran Reserva Brut Nature. "Incisive aromas of Meyer lemon, quince, toasty lee, and candied ginger, accented by sexy floral notes... Racy, stony and sharply focused, the very persistent finish lingers with minerality, and floral character."