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Characteristics of Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva
Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva is a cava by Castillo de Perelada.
This cava is made from the wine of three typical cava varieties: Macabeo (40%), Xarello (30%) and Parellada (30%). This sparkling wine is main according to the "méthode traditionelle". Its unique identity has been created over decades thanks to factors such as the use of local grapes and the vineyards' mild climate. This cava goes through a second fermentation in the bottle in accordance with the méthode traditionelle and stays in the cellar for 15 months before being disgorged.
Tasting notes Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva
SightA pale yellow colour. Bright with fine bubbles.NoseGood intensity. Aromas of fruit, fresh herbs (fennel) and white flowers.TasteFresh and elegant on the palate with a good acidity.
Cava was born under the constant shadow of its French counterpart, Champagne. However, produced over 1,200km away and a gap of over 100 years, Cava was always going to be a completely different product, even if produced using the same method and and sometimes with the same varieties. Firstly the climate and soil have a profound impact on the yields, while the plant strains that thrive here and completely different to those in the Champagne region. Fortunately, as more winemakers are becoming convinced of this, they are producing Cavas with their own personality, showing off the art of the second fermentation in the bottle like no other wine region in the world.
Historically, the great economic engine of D.O. Empordà has been and still is Perelada. Many other wineries have looked up to them. Although it produces a wide range of wines, from the more linear and competitive ones to the those that are more exclusive, such as Finca Garbet, the Finca Malaveïna or the Ex Ex collection, among others, it also offers wines made with native varieties, such as the Red and White Grenache, Samsó, etc. However, more than the numerical weight of the wine variety, we must point out the effort made by this winery to halt the progressive decline suffered by the area's image, as a land of bulk wines, where the few bottled wines were oxidised, and others were not too marketable. It is safe to say that Perelada lead the way and marked the new path of the Empordà wines.