Celler Vilafranca NV 'Casteller' Rosado, Cava DO

Celler Vilafranca NV 'Casteller' Rosado, Cava DO

Item Number: 2812

UPC: 0-810411010426

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Cava DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Trepat
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and clay
Elevation: 1,148 - 1,968 feet
Case Production: 4,000

Winemaking Notes: Casteller is made by the largest vineyard owner in the Penedés region, which only makes wine with the best 40% of its grapes. The rest is sold in bulk to other neighboring producers. Casteller can use its own high-quality estate fruit in Penedés to make the best value wines without buying grapes from other growers. For vinification, the traditional méthode champenoise is used where the effervescence for more complex wines is produced by a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine is aged for 12 months on the lees; by law all wines labeled Cava must be aged a minimum of 9 months on the lees.

Tasting Notes: The early-budding Trepat grape is unique to the area southwest of Barcelona. Trepat has the acidity of Pinot Noir with soft tannins; it is an ideal grape for the production of Rosé. With a dark pink color, the wine offers strawberry and floral aromas, ripe flavors and excellent length. This vivacious, tangy Cava will pair well with most any tapas, in addition to fresh fruit, berry tarts and soft, creamy cheeses. It has more than enough style and substance to be an excellent aperitif all on its own.