Perelada, Només Garnatxa Blanca, DO Empordà, Spain, 2022
Perelada are one of the most prestigious and highly regarded wine and cava producers from Catalonia.
DO Empordà wines This family-owned Estate was built upon a winemaking tradition that stretches back to the Middle Ages, they produce wines in DO Empordà, which through their hard work and skill they helped create in the 1960s. Their vineyards are rooted on diverse soils from slate to sand, fluvial sediment to gravel, that all run down between the mighty Pyrenees and the sparkling blue of the Med. This setting has helped create a quest for quality that has gone beyond winemaking, encompassing all things cultural, celebrating art and history in all aspects of life. Easy to believe in a region that was home to the godfather of surrealism, Salvador Dali. DO Cava The family purchased an additional bodega in Penedes’ capital, Vilafranca del Penedès, allowing Perelada to increase its production, becoming a serious player amongst Spain’s most prominent cava producers. This range is at a price and quality ratio that is hard to argue with, offering incredible value. Every summer Castillo Perelada hosts one of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe. Stars Cava is a tribute to all the artists who have performed under the stars of the Empordà sky.
The vineyards are approximately 50m above sea level, with an average vine age of over 52 years. The approach in the vineyard is conventional and planted in a double royal training system. The grape selection process and destemming is done manually in vineyard, and then pressed in the winery with a pneumatic press, without skin contact or pre-fermentation maceration.
Fermentation of the first must took place at a controlled temperature of 15ºC.
No oak ageing
Pale yellow with some green reflections. Aromatically this is so very intense. Fresh fruits, aromatic herbs and touches of anise. In the mouth it is well balanced, fresh, enveloping. This is a complex, long lasting wine, nice, with a marked varietal personality.
The complexity of the wine sits well with spice! Moroccan, Asian and Indian dishes.
Garnacha Blanca 100%
6 x 75cl
Award: Guia Peñin 2017 91 Points
Award: Guia Peñin 2022 90 Points
Award: Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide 90 Points