Caves Naveran 2021 'Dama de Barcelona' Brut, Cava DO

Caves Naveran 2021 'Dama de Barcelona' Brut, Cava DO

Item Number: 16878

UPC: 0-810411010327

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Cava DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 85% Chardonnay / 15% Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay, limestone, and sand
Elevation: 827 feet

Vineyard Notes: Organically grown vines planted from 1975-1993. The vineyards are located within the DO Penedès in northeastern Spain, a few miles south of Barcelona in the Alt Penedès subregion. The Naveran Estate's higher elevation allows the grapes to retain more natural acidity, which results in wines that are zesty, fresh and have expressive aromas.

Winemaking Notes: Each grape variety is harvested, crushed, and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature. Secondary fermentation is in the bottle as is typical of the traditional method in Champagne. The wine spends a minimum of 18 months on lees, and often longer, depending on the vintage. Then, deguelle (disgorgement) takes place, followed by dosage.

Tasting Notes: One of only a few vintage organic Cavas made in Spain. Dama is full-bodied yet bright and crisp. Crisp notes of apple skins, brioche, baking spices, and pears emerge from this fragrant, medium-bodied sparkler. It possesses tiny, uniformed bubbles, impressive purity, and a heady finish. Consume it over the next 1-2 years.

Pairing Suggestions: Cavas are extremely versatile, not only as an apéritif before the meal or to accompany dessert afterwards, but also to enjoy during the meal. Oysters, raw tuna and sushi are a good match, and Naveran Dama’s fresh acidity will compliment fruit desserts well, especially peaches and sliced oranges.