Turo d’en Mota according ‘The Wine Advocate’

“The outstanding 2002 Turo d’en Mota is pure Xarello from a single vineyard of vines planted in 1940 in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia. The first fermentation was done in oak casks where it remained for 45 days with lees stirring and underwent 8 years and three months aging before disgorgement on December 12, 2011. The bouquet is more like a dry white Burgundy than a Cava, with hints of honeysuckle, dried apricot, lemon peel and a touch of jasmine. It is beautifully defined and very complex. Long in the mouth and utterly harmonious, one has to ask if this is the “Clos d’Ambonnay” of Cava?

It was like being elevated to a higher level of complexity, a thrilling example of tense, mineral-rich Cava that has a distinct Champagne-like personality. The estate was founded back in 1924 that they began specializing in sparkling wine. It was Josep Mata Capellades that honed the craft of drier styles of Cava, using oak barrels and engendering long-living wines. They own 50 hectares of vineyard, use their own natural yeasts and use natural cork to bottle their wine after triage.”

Robert Parker Magazine.
Written by Neal Martin
April 2012