Caves Naveran 2015 Brut Nature, Cava DO
Item Number: 11143
Sub Region: Penedés
Appellation/AVA: Cava DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 40% Macabeo / 30% Parellada / 20% Chardonnay / 10% Xarello
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and sandy topsoil with clay subsoil
Elevation: 827 feet
Naveran Brut Nature is an estate-bottled vintage Cava that sells for a song! Proprietor Michel Guilleron Parellada's goal with this Cava is to show the purity, youth and bright flavor characters of this special place.The Naveran family legacy began in 1901. Today the Estate has 110 hectares (272 acres) of vines in the town of Torrelavit located in the Alt (high) Penedés subregion.
Vinification: Each grape variety is harvested, crushed and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperature. Second fermentation occurs in the bottle for a minimum of two years. The wine is aged for 18 months on its lees.
Tasting Notes: Xarel-lo and Chardonnay contribute body, Macabeo gives aromatic intensity and Parellada lends acidity to the wine. The totally dry, no dosage, frothy Brut Nature reveals hints of oranges, tangerines and honeyed citrus, well-defined, small bubbles and an austere, dry, chalky mouthfeel. It is an outstanding, inexpensive sparkling wine. It should provide plenty of pleasure over the next year. This Naveran Brut Nature will pair with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, white meat (pork and chicken) and even richly flavored red meat.