Perelada, Stars Touch of Rosé, DO Cava, Spain, 2020
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.
Fruit comes from an old vineyard in the DO Cava region in Penedès that is sited on clay soil with a high calcium content...slightly alkaline. Debourrement starts in the 2nd week of March and the growing period continues until veraison in July.
Made with selected grapes from D.O. Cava vineyards. Only the very first must pressing of the grapes which give a marked varietal character are selected. Temperature controlled fermentation and secondary fermentation in bottle. At least 9 months in the bottle, before disgorging.
No oak ageing
Delicate pink in colour. Bright and limpid. Its fine bubbles detach, forming a crown on the surface. Its aroma is clean, floral and fruity, long lasting and elegant. Complex on the palate, fruity, smooth, silky, with excellent balance.
Versatile enough to pair with fish, poultry and even veal.
Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide 90 Points
This pale-pink sparkler offers aromas of apricot jam, pomegranate and toasted almond. Softly effervescent, it has flavors of nectarine, Valencia orange, rose petal and a touch of just-baked baguette that sail into a refreshing finish. M.D., 90 Points, August September 2023
Pinot Noir 15%
6 x 75cl
Award: Guia Peñin 2017 91 Points