Cava Brut NV – Reserve
60% Xarello, 30% Macabeo, 10% Parellada. Méthode traditionelle. Aged for 15 months on its lees. 11.5% alcohol.
About the Producer
Bodegas Pinord (the name means "Pine from the North") has over a hundred years of winemaking experience in the Penedès region of north-eastern Spain. The property doubles as a natural reserve dedicated to the protection of wildlife. Combining traditional methods inherited from their ancestors and state-of-the-art technology, the Tetas family produces wines and cavas that are recognized for their quality. They own 60 hectares of vineyards in Penedès, and also buy grapes from their cousins. During the last few years, they started to make wines in other appellations of Spain.
Farming/vinification practices: organic, with some parcels farmed in biodynamy. The wines are vegan.
Cava, Catalan sparkling wine, is made mostly in the regions of Penedès, and the capital of cava is Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. Dibon is located in Vilafranca del Penedès, approximately 20 km from Sant Sadurni. Dibon only uses natural yeasts for its Cava production.
Cava is classified into six different categories, according to the amount of sugar it contains:
Extra-brut: less than 3 grams of sugar per pint.
Brut: up to 7 grams of sugar per pint.
Extra-seco: between 6 and 10 grams of sugar per pint.
Seco: between 8 and 35 grams of sugar per pint.
Semi-seco: between 16 and 25 grams of sugar per pint.
Dulce: more than 25 grams of sugar per pint.