2015 Recaredo Cava "Terres" Brut Nature, Penedés, Spain

Bone dry, penetrating minerality, with snappy orchard fruits, citrus blossom, and a nougat-like character all given definition by sizzling acidity.


Recaredo produces magnificent aged cavas that showcase the calcareous soils of the Alt Penedes region in Catalunya. They are known for a unique, rich style and they harvest everything from their own biodynamic vineyards. Recaredo’s flagship Cava, “Terrers” is a blend of Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada. Five solid years on the lees imbues the wine with sumptuous depth, yet there is none of the excessive yeastiness or clumsy creaminess that sometimes blur terroir expression in such long-aged sparkling wines.

Recaredo owns forty-six hectares of vineyards in the Alt Penedes district planted primarily to the Xarello, Macabeu and Parellada grape varieties, with smaller amounts of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Monastrell (Mourvedre). Viticulture at Recaredo is based solely on dry farming; no herbicides or pesticides are used and only organic fertilizers are applied when necessary; grapes are harvested manually; and, production is limited to cavas that are completely dry. The estate strictly follows an organic viticulture regime.


Grape(s) Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Monastrell, Parellada
Farming Biodynamic