Castell d’Or Cava Brut

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Description

Sourced exclusively from Castell d’Or’s own vineyards, this Cava Brut is a blend of the three native Catalan grape varietals, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada. Each grape is harvested and fermented separately, with blending following completion of the first fermentation. Second fermentation is then carried out in the bottle per the traditional method of Cava production, with the bottles stored in cool underground cellars for a minimum of 12 months.

Pale gold in colour with a silver froth and fine bubbles, the nose is reminiscent of an autumn orchard, vibrant pear and apple notes with wafts of yeast and pastry. The palate is full and fresh, bright citrus notes on the open with sweet pear and hints of brioche, with a dry, zingy finish.

Great as an aperitif or base for a celebratory cocktail, or pair with Asian or slightly spicy foods.

  • Fresh, fruity, zesty
  • 750ml
  • 11.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Castell d'Or

The first cooperative winery in Catalonia was the Cooperativa Agrícola de Barberà de la Conca, formed in 1894. The cooperative movement brought villages together and ensured the financial survival of thousands of growers and their families through the sharing of knowledge, resources, technical innovation and transport, as well as pooled investment in new wineries. A new generation of architects, disciples of modernism, created "cathedrals of wine", intended to increase productivity and quality, and drive economies of scale.

In 2006, sixteen of these historic cooperatives, including Barberà de la Conca, came together to form Castell d'Or, a new collective of more than 2,200 families working more than 6,200 hectares of vineyards in Catalonia. New facilities using the latest technology in winemaking, maturation, storage, and energy and water conservation produce in excess of 8 million bottles a year.

The proximity to the coast and the high altitude of some of the vineyards — situated up to 750m above sea level — provide a diversity of microclimates best suited for the individual requirements of Cava's three native grape varieties, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parelleda. This optimisation of growing and diversity of grapes and terroir allows for the creation of multiple Cavas with unique characteristics, qualities recognised with the awarding of multiple gold medals at the some of the world's most prestigious wine shows, including Mundus Vini and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

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Gold Medal
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2020)
Gold Medal
Mundus Vini (2020)
Silver Medal
Inernational Wine Challenge (2022)
Gold Medal
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada (2021)

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