Pares Balta Brut Cava NV - Catalonia, Spain
Varietals: Parellada, Macabeu, and Xarel-lo
Pale yellow color with brilliant hints. Medium intense aroma. White fruits (pear, apple) and floral notes and a slight touch of creaminess. Fresh and lively in the mouth, with the fruit notes dominating. Light and soft, with a pleasant finish.
Parés Baltà is a family-owned winery in the Penedès region of Spain with a history dating back to 1790. The property consists of five unique vineyards, each situated in proximity to the winery and in the mountains of Penedés. All vineyards on the estate are farmed organically and situated from about 550 to 2400 feet above sea level. Every site offers a unique expression of terroir with a diverse mixture of soils and micro-climates that impart individual characteristics to the wines. The farming practices have been ecological since 1790. In 2004 all of the vineyards were certified as organic. Sheep are used to fertilize the soils and beehives to encourage pollination. The close proximity of the Mediterranean Sea imparts a positive influence on the quality of the grapes. The skills of the entire family are reflected in the quality of the wines that are produced at Parés Baltà; showing fine character and concentration along with elegance and balance.