"The 2013 Intens Rosat Brut Nature Gran Reserva is the one
sparkling rose from Recaredo, and it's an atypical one, as the pink color is
very intense (as mentioned in the wine's name). The blend is also atypical: 51%
Monastrell, 36% Pinot Noir and 13% Garnacha, and the wine aged in contact with
the lees in bottle for 43 months (three and a half years). This is the last
vintage with Pinot Noir; the following vintages will be different, even more
Mediterranean. They now do less maceration than in the beginning, and it feels
subtler, even if it's still intense (pun intended). But they want to stay away
from the pale roses because they don't think it's the character of their zone.
It has a Cava nose with more red fruit in the palate, some bitterness in the
finish and very apt to go with food. It's a wine with strong character, even if
it's their youngest Cava, a little more exuberant than its siblings." 91 points Luis Gutierrez Wine Advocate
Everything is hand done, including the disgorging at this outstanding winery in Penedes. Recaredo also farms biodynamically.