Caves Naveran 2021 Brut Vintage, Cava DO

Item Number: 18632

UPC: 0-810411010334

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Cava DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 50% Xarello / 30% Macabeo / 20% Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
Elevation: 252 meters

Vineyard Notes: This grower Cava is made from 100% estate grown, organically farmed fruit from vines planted between 1970-1995. The vineyards are located within the DO Penedés in northeastern Spain, a few miles south of Barcelona in the Alt Penedés 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. Tirage and secondary fermentation is in the bottle for a minimum of 12 months, and often longer, depending on the vintage before disgorgement (deguelle), followed by dosage.

Tasting Notes: This winery has a tradition of crafting Cavas that are superb expressions of clean, bright, citrus-inflected aromas and flavors with beautiful texture and weight from the extended lees contact. These are designed to stand up among the great sparkling wines of the world. Bright and energetic on the nose with citrus, melon, and a smoky, salty topnote. Fleshy, dry, and mineral focused. Finishes rich and nutty.

Pairing Suggestions: In addition to all manner of fried foods, Naveran Brut Vintage will pair with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, white meats (pork and chicken), and even richly flavored red meats. This Cava is great for sipping on its own or for celebrations.