Perelada, Gran Claustro, Cava, DO Penedes
£34.99

Variety: 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Xarel-lo, 2.5% Parellada, 2.5% Macabeu

Vintage: 2011

 Region:  Penedès, Spain

Vineyard and Viticulture:              

Grapes come from two different vineyard sites within the Alt Penedès region. The vineyards are planted between 400-500 metres a.s.l. at density of 2500 vines per ha, with yields of around 60hl/ha, trained using the Pergola system. The average age of the vines is 25 years old, planted on a combination of calcareous and sandy clay soil with no irrigation. Grapes were hand harvested in the fourth week of October.

 

Vinification:

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 for 15-20 days at 15-16°C. The secondary fermentation occurs in bottle following the traditional method. The bottles are stored in the cellar of the gothic cloister of the monastery annexed to the castle. The wine is matured on its lees for 15 months with riddling by hand before disgorgement.

 

Tasting Notes:

Pale yellow with green tinge and fine persistent mousse. On the nose there are ripe fruit aromas and ageing tones. Dry, smooth, very well balanced, this is full-bodied Cava with fruit notes and long finish.

 

Serving Suggestion:

Great on its own or with fine seafood, poultry or pork dishes