Cava Capricis de Vilarnau Xarel·lo Castanyer

Organic cava reserve brut nature, varietal Xarel.lo fermented in chestnut barrels and aged for 15 months in the bottle.
Reserva. 15 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Vilarnau
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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
Serving tempurature 6-8ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 15
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Cata a ciegas): 8,85/10 puntos
Mono-Varietal Xarel·lo
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
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