Cava is Spain’s most famous sparkling wine. In order to be called Cava, the wine has to be made using the Champagne method, or método tradicional, where the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle. 95% of Cava is produced in the Penedés area of Catalonia, located just southwest of Barcelona. It is no wonder that Cava is the drink of choice in the many tapas bars of the great city. The grapes used for German Gilabert come from the subzone Alt Penedes, where the highest elevation plots are located. Only native grapes are used, and the wine is bottled without added sugar, or Brut Nature Reserva. German Gilabert is a cuvee made especially for Vinos de Terruños By Familia Pastor Gilabert in collaboration with a vintner whom has deep roots and intimate knowledge of Cava production.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats; Base wine rests on the lees for 45 days; Secondary fermentation in the bottle, a la Methode Champenoise; Raised on the lees 18 to 20 months before disgorgement; Bottled with no dosage.
Character: Fresh, fine bubbles, citrus, mineral, medium bodied, elegant, concentrated, dry, and long.
Gastronomy: Bacalao, Anchovies, Croquetas, Jamón, Seafood.