Caves Naveran 2021 Brut Nature, Cava DO

Item Number: 18800

UPC: 0-810411010402

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Cava DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 40% Macabeo / 30% Parellada / 20% Chardonnay / 10% Xarello
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: limestone and sandy topsoil with clay subsoil
Elevation: 252 meters

Vineyard Notes: 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. Tirage and second fermentation in the bottle (typical of the traditional method for sparkling wine) occurs for a minimum of two years. The wine is aged for at least 12 months on its lees. No dosaage. 

Tasting Notes:  A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, pungent flowers, and a suave floral note that builds in the glass. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering intense Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that deepen on the back half. The floral quality repeats on a long, nervy finish that shows very good clarity and final bite. -- Josh Raynolds

Pairing Suggestions: Cavas are very versatile as an aperitif before the meal and, of course, to enjoy during the meal. In addition to all manner of fried foods (try with fried smelts or calamari!), this Naveran Brut Nature will pair with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, white meats (pork and chicken) and even richly flavored red meats. This Cava is also great for sipping on its own.