Grape(s): 50% Xarelo, 30% Macabeo, 20% Parellada
Localization: Penedes, Spain
Tasting Notes: Ripe apple, peach, and yeasty aromas. Mouthfilling ripe orchard fruits, biscuity hints, and long.
Notes: Superb Gold medal Cava made by the same method as Champagne. It’s from one of Spain’s oldest family estates, whose fine fizz is served in over 20 Michelin starred restaurants across Spain and Portugal, even beating Dom Pérignon in a blind tasting!
Food pairing: With ripe apple and peach notes and complex toasty length, it makes a very fine apéritif with toasted salted almonds, jamón Iberico, olives, and other tapas.
The Domain: Grape growers and wine producers from ancient times, Oriol Rossell is a family winery that has come to consolidate a great name as makers of cava. Its 85 ha. of vineyards are cultivated only with the traditional three varieties in the region, Xarel · lo, Macabeo and Parellada, and its purpose, getting a top-quality product according to tradition.