This is quite a special Cava produced by the Vilarnau winery.
The wine is a single varietal Xarel.lo coming from a 1-hectare, organically farmed estate located in Costers d'Espiells, the highest are of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Cava's heartland.
For many years, the tradition in Penedès was to age the wines, particularly Xarel.lo wines such as this, in barrels.
After the harvest, the grapes were cold-macerated, and then 20% of the wine was transferred into 250-litre chestnut barrels, where it underwent alcoholic fermentation. The rest of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Then both wines were blended and bottled.
Finally, after finishing secondary fermentation Capricis de Vilarnau Xarel·lo Castanyer was aged for a minimum of 15 months.
Drink this Reserve Brut Nature Cava over the next 4-5 years.
Production of only 4,000 bottles.
Bright yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Suggestive aromas of ripe white fruit, bone fruit, wild flowers, aromatic herbs, citrus, chamomile, dry fruit and mineral.
Fresh and complex, combining some creamy, sophisticated notes with a fresh backbone of acidity. Citrus, bitter herbs, a salty and mineral touch, bone fruit, remembrances of pastry and hints of white flowers. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The organic Cava Capricis de Vilarnau Xarel·lo Castanyer has a truly singular character. Very interesting.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||15|
|Other guides||Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Cata a ciegas): 8,85/10 puntos|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, bluefish, Fish and gravey, Fruit pastries, Full salads, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Mushrooms, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Smoked foods, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Fresh and dry|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|