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Alta Alella Mirgin Opus Paratge Qualificat Vallcirera Brut Nature 2019

“One of only 12 wines awarded Spain new highest classification for Cava. Seductive organic blend of Chardonnay and Pansa Blanca”.

Availability: Out of stock
Style: Bubbly
Varietal: Cava
Country: Spain | Barcelona
750ml ABV. 12

‘Cava de Paraje Calificado’ is Spain’s newest, and most premium classification for Cava. To date only 12 Cavas, from 9 producers, have qualified. Vines must be at least 10 years old, with lower yields, and all wines must be brut, extra brut or brut nature, and bottle-aged on the lees for at least 36 months. There is also a requisite for full traceability, meaning all CPC vineyards must be owned or contracted on a long-term basis by the wineries. If all of these criteria are met, the wines are then tasted blind by a panel made up of a majority of ‘outsiders’ – wine judges and experts who aren’t Cava produers themselves. Winemakers also have to explain to the judging panel what makes their vineyard a unique terroir. Only 3000 bottles a year produced. A step up the quality ladder from our other two Laieta Cavas. A blend of Chardonnay and Pansa Blanca, like the Brut Reserva, however here the wine has spent 36 months on the lees and the Chardonnay component was fermented in French oak. The result is a more complex wine with Champagne-esque biscuit and yeasty flavours. The wine spend a minimum of 36 months bottle aging and disgorgement is done only upon orders being received, resulting in incredible freshness. One should never judge a wine by its packaging, however in this case one can’t help but note how striking the bottle is in black and gold. 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pansa Blanca