A superior source of white grapes for the production of Spain?s prized sparkling wine, Cava, the Penedes region is part of Catalunya and sits just south of Barcelona. Medio Pened?s is the most productive source of the Cava grapes, Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada. Penedes also grows?Garnachaand?Tempranillo?(here called Ull de Llebre in Catalan) for high quality reds and ros?s.
This fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine's bubbles occurs in the bottle. Slightly off-dry, it offers fresh pear and apple aromas and rich citrus, peach and green apple flavors. A subtle yeasty tone and a refreshing, elegant finish make it a fine match for fried foods, spicy Asian dishes and, surprisingly, barbecued ribs.