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Vallformosa Cava Brut Classic

Vallformosa Cava Brut Classic 750ml      
Sku: 1868611*

Vallformosa was established in 1865 and is managed by the 5th generation of the Domenech family. Each generation has added to the success of the company - the first and second generation farmed the land, the third introduced bottling; and the fourth generation developed the cava method. The vineyards in Penedes are located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Catalan coastal mountain range and are planted to traditional white varieties Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macebeo as well as red varietals Tempranillo, Garancha, Samso and Monastrell. In total, 981 acres of vineyards are planted in Penedes and Rioja. The Domenech family and Vallformosa are actively involved with cancer research through the Catalan Oncology Institution Foundation.

Tasting notes
The color is light straw with greenish hints. The bubbles are peppy and lively. On the nose, the fruity aromas are a mixture of apple, with hints of apricot and toast. The palate is harmonious and appetizing, with light touches of acidity.

 Wine Enthusiast 87 points (Oct 2013)
Apple and orange aromas are light and slightly toasted. The palate is easygoing. Flavors of orange and nectarine are fresh and appropriate for Cava. The finish is solid, fresh and alert.

Wine maker notes
The grapes are harvested by hand, with the various varietals being picked from the first to the third week of September in the Alt Penedes region. The wine undergoes “Traditional Method” fermentation, the first taking place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 57 -60 F (14-16 C) and the second occurs in the bottle. It is aged an average of 12 months prior to release.

Technical notes
40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 30% Parallada The grapes are harvested by hand and by machine. Vallformosa Cava is produced using the traditional method and the wine is aged for 12-15 months on its lees.

Food pairing
This Cava is best enjoyed chilled on its own as an aperitif or with most foods.

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Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub-Region: Cava
Grape Varietal: Macabeo,Parellada,Xarel.Lo
Type: Sparkling
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