Happy happy news for all us cava lovers living in Sweden! The 7th of November we will be able to buy Gramona Imperial 2008, through the Swedish monopoly. It will be an “exclusive launch”, which means that you will only be able to buy it from the shelf at a selected few stores (Like Regeringsgatan/Passagen). But don’t worry if you don’t live in central Stockholm, because you can of course order it very easily to any systembolag store you want. As I have understood the price will be 199 SEK, which I think is a very good price indeed. The ordering number if you can’t go to the “exclusive stores”, is 90451. Gramona Imperial is a splendid cava Gran Reserva brut, made from Xarel-lo 50%, Macabeo 40% and Chardonnay 10%, with a nice complexity of ripe fruits, nuts and bread. The bubbles are small and well integrated. If you have not tried it you should.
The good news does not stop there my friends! Also III Lustros 2006 will be available one way or the other from 1st December on. How the availability will be is a bit uncertain at the moment, but if not in an easier way you will at least be able to get it through “Private import” that is very easy. Keep an eye out for more information. I’ll let you know as soon as I can.
In the mean time I’ll leave you with some pictures from some of our visits at the Gramona winery.