D.O. Cava

Although Cava may be produced in many different regions of Spain, 95% of it comes from the Catalonian region of Penedès. This region is characterized by very poor-quality, well-drained soils of mostly Miocene sediments, both continental and maritime, with occasional quaternary deposits. The sandy, clay-like soil is poor in organic matter and rocky in the main, the pre-litoral uplands consisting of Triassic, Cretaceous and oceanic deposits, while coastal mountains are mostly jagged Cretaceous limestone. A largely Mediterranean climate prevails although the Penedès enjoys a wide variety of micro-climates, due to the proximity of the coast and a varied terrain ranging from sea level to over 2,600 feet. Coastal areas are hot and dry, while upland vineyards are much more prone to frosts, with some areas recording annual rainfall of up to 35 inches.

Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo. Vines are between 40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 22 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: It is dry, light on the palate, with a refreshing acidity; perfect for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $14.99
Available: April 2014
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: 100% Trepat. Vines are between 40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined witha sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing a lighter red wine varietal such as Trepat.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 14 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: Dry, light with good acidity, and a pronounced red berry fruit flavour; a perfect sparkling wine for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif!

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $12.99
Available: April 2014
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo. Vines are between40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 14 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: It is dry, with notes of green apple and citrus; perfect for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $12.99
Available: April 2014