Region / Appellation: Cava DO, Penedès, Catalunya
Producer: Marqués de Tomares
Grape Variety: 55% Xa-rello, 30% Macabeo and 15% Parellada
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Brilliant appearance with fine bubbles forming a crown on the surface of the glass. Pale straw yellow in color. Aromas of fresh baking, giving it a character of its own. Smooth and silky, the bubbles give it freshness and vivacity, resulting in a pleasant finish.
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”.