A delightful dry Classic Penedes sparkling wine. What is Classic Penedes I hear you ask, well they make this wine using the Methode Champagnoise, therefore, if you like Champagne, this is the drink for you. It is produced by Mas Comtal from Penedes using 70% Xarel’lo and 30% Chardonnay grapes.
Colour:Pale straw yellow with golden and bright reflections. Very fine and persistent bubbles.
Nose:Notes of fresh fruit and dried herbs on the nose.
Taste:Fresh, fruity and good acidity on the palate.
If you really want to fancy this up, maybe mix it with one of these two gin liqueurs:
As Joan Nebot, wine critic, says in one of his recent articles, our sparkling wine was the first Penedès “champagne”. We are concerned here with a wine with a secondary fermentation in the same bottle (Traditional method), a blend of the French variety Chardonnay with the quintessential variety native to our region, Xarel·lo. The latter is one of the oldest varieties grown on the Mediterranean.
Xarel·lo is the most commonly grown variety in the DO Penedès and has adapted extremely well at our vineyard of 40 hectares. At Mas Comtal, we have 15 hectares of Xarel·lo over 50 years old, providing qualitative production year after year that is accentuated with time. Chardonnay was planted on our vineyard for the first time in 1982, responding successfully. It brings great elegance and aging potential to our “champagne”.
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Spaniche Wines Malta has been established since 2017 and in that time has expanded and diversified its operation from solely importing Spanish wines, to now importing and distributing wines, spirits, beers and mixers. One thing hasn’t changed though, we insist on finding quality at good prices which we can then pass on to our clients.
Spain undoubtedly produces the best wines in the world when it comes to quality versus price. There are cheaper wines on the market, that is for sure, but when you compare the quality, Spanish wines are head and shoulders above the rest. As an example, try a bottle of Maro Carinena 2018 for €7.
The wines come from small, mainly family-run wineries in different regions such as Ribera del Duero, Navarra, Rioja, Priorat, Rueda, Rias Baixas and a few more.
Our mission is to offer the most comprehensive range of Spanish wines in Malta and Gozo. We already import the largest number of gins on these islands, along with three ranges of tonic waters and mixers to complement each gin.
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