Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: XARELLO, MACABEO, PARELLADA
Vineyard: Estate owned vineyards located about 45 miles west of Barcelona in the River Anoia valley. The family owns a total of 150 hectares planted mostly to traditional varieties. This area is particularly suitable for the production of base cava wines of great quality, because the vines have naturally low yields and the grapes are high in acidity. The cava is based on the indigenous grapes Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada.
How Does it Taste?
This is really a lovely bottle of sparkling wine. The grapes for this bottling are all hand harvested and the secondary fermentation takes place in bottle à la Champagne. The deep and complex nose offers up a vibrant blend of apple, grapefruit, great minerality, lovely leesy tones and a top note of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite crisp, with lovely complexity and focus, reasonably refined mousse and excellent length and grip on the refined and mineral finish. This is a really lovely bottle of Cava that shows every sign of being able to age gracefully for a decade in the cellar.