Perelada, Brut Reserva, Cava, NV, PenedesPerelada
Variety: 45% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 25% Parellada
Region: Penedès, Spain
Vineyard and Viticulture:
Grapes are selected from 4 vineyards situated in the Alt Penedès region. Located at 400 to 500 metres above sea level, the vines average 25 years old. Vines are planted at a density of 2500 vines/ ha with yields of around 60hl/ha. Soils are a mixture of clay, sand and calcareous rock. The grapes are harvested by hand during the third week of August.
The grapes are sorted manually in the vineyard then de-stemmed, gently crushed and pressed using a pneumatic press. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and lasts for 15-20 days at 15-16°C. The secondary fermentation occurs in bottle following the traditional method. The wine matures on its lees for 15 months (6 months longer than the legal requirement of 9 months), with riddling by machine before disgorgement.
Pale yellow in colour with soft, persistent mousse. Thanks to its ageing, it has developed a fine aroma of brioche and almonds with fruity notes of red apples and citrus fruit. Dry, well balanced, elegant Cava with rich and complex finish.
A great celebration wine, great on its own or with light dishes.