This bottling is the winery's Trencadis Edition. "Trencadis" is a style of mosaic art that utilizes small fragments of glassware. You see the style emulated in the wrapper that covers the bottle, the avant-garde design of Antoni Gaudi
This delightful Vilarnau Brut Reserva non-vintage cava is made from 50% Macabeo grapes, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarel-lo. Wine Enthusiast says you can say "zuh-REL-o" and not embarrass yourself too much. The trio of Spanish grapes are typically used to make the sparkling treat. The bubbly is aged from 15 months to two years in the bottle. Alcohol tips in at a low, low 11.5% abv and it sells for $15.
The bubbles disappear quickly, but they're a blast for the short time they hang around. Once they go away, the yeasty nose comes on strong and brings tons of citrus and minerals with it. The mouth is full and dry, with earth and Meyer lemon to flavor the palate. There are minerals aplenty. Yeast and dirt linger on the finish for a long time.