2021 Naveran Cava "Dama" Brut, Catalunya, Spain
ABOUT THIS WINE
85% Chardonnay and 15% Parellada.Each grape variety is harvested, crushed and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperature, tirage and second fermentation in the bottle typical of the traditional method for sparkling wine for a minimum of 18 months and often longer, depending on vintage. Then, deguelle (disgorgement) followed by dosage. The wine is aged for a minimum of 18 months and often longer, depending on vintage, on its lees.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Naveran Dama is an estate-bottled organic Cava to which proprietor Michel Gillieron Parellada wants to impart longevity and great body. 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. Despite the fact that Cava is Spain's largest volume of wine exported to the U.S., Cavas are made utilizing the same methods used in Champagne and have remained Spain's best-kept secret for quality and value in wine. Caves Naveran is a premium Cava producer that uses estate-grown organic grapes. Naverán Dama is a Cava masterpiece, a combination of Chardonnay, which gives the wine body and volume, and Parellada, which imparts a zesty, bright character that cuts through the buttery roundness of the Chardonnay. Champagne lovers will enjoy this Mediterranean “farmer's fizz” with oysters, raw tuna and sushi. Its fresh acidity also compliments fruit desserts, especially peaches and sliced oranges.