Deep ruby red in colour with an aromatic nose, strongly reminiscent of fresh strawberries. The palate is richly soft, generously fruity and delightfully refreshing, offering ripe, concentrated red berry fruits such as cranberries, raspberries and strawberries, a fine, persistent mousse and a soft finish. Low acidity and very little tannin combine to create a deliciously fruit driven, thirst quenching wine.
ABV = 11.0%.
The Perelada estate, an impressive fortress and palace that was previously owned by the Counts of Pereleda and a Carmelite monastery, was purchased in 1923 by Miguel Mateu, an active political and cultural ambassador of the time. Don Miguel revitalized the wine producing tradition of the estate records showed that there where vineyards planted in the Medieval period. He turned the estate into his own private cultural centre, building up the collections which would become the Castle museum which is today open to the public.
After primary fermentation, the wine is aged in bottle on the lees for 9 months before disgorging.
See the link below for full details of the wine, in Parelada's own data sheet.
This is a fine Cava, and that offers markedly better quality than its price might indicate.
Garnacha (69%), Pinot Noir (17%), Trepat (14%).
Residual sugar/dosage = 8g/litre.
Pale cherry red in colour this Rosado has a generous stream of fine bubbles that form a crown. It has a fruity aroma with a slight ageing tone. This wine has a complex and fruity taste, sweet and with a good balance in the mouth.
ABV = 11.5%.
Golden yellow lemon colour. Fine, complex and expressive in the nose. At first, features of the bottle-ageing and a background aroma of sea water, eucalyptus and white fruits with a deep memory of Albariño. Background of toasted bread and almond husks. Full, tasty, creamy and fresh in the mouth. The hues reminding us of the grape variety reappear with a pleasant fresh finish in the mouth.
ABV = 12.0%.