Region / Appellation: Cava DO, Penedès, Catalunya
Producer: Marqués de Tomares
Grape Variety: Xa-rello, Macabeo and Chardonnay.
Alcohol Content: 12%
Pale yellow with straw sparkles in color. It has intense, potent and fine aromas of ripe apple and peach, lemon peel, citrus, floral and hints of fennel, anise, and freshly baked bread on the nose. Pleasant on the entry. It is dry, balanced, full and creamy on the palate with velvet-like bubbles. Offers a harmonic and long pleasant finish. Ideal for seafood and lighted dishes like pasta with white sauces and lean meats.
The Champagne was introduced in Catalunya during the French occupation in Spain between the 1823 and 1827. After the introduction of this new and unknown product, the Catalan Agricultural Institute encouraged the production of an sparkling wine following the champenoise method (also called the traditional method) of the Champagne but with local Catalan grapes, to create the “Cava”. In 1969, Cava was recognised as its own origin designation and elaboration, described as a sparkling wine “elaborated by the traditional method, of the second fermentation in the bottle, and aging in the cava”.