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:
CodorníuAnna Blanc de Blancs Brut is a cava brut from the D.O Cava produced by the Codorníu winery. This cava is a blend of 4 different grape varieties: Chardonnay (70%), Parellada (15%), Xarel.lo and Macabeo (15% between the two.)
The grapes used to make this cava come from different areas, depending on the variety. The Chardonnay grapes come from vineyards near Lleida, in the D.O Cava zone that is home to a continental climate. The other 3 varieties come from various vineyards in the Penedès region, that also are in the D.O Cava.
The harvest is carried out the moment that each grape variety has achieved optimal ripeness. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and pressed to obtain the musts, which are then fermented with the addition of selected yeasts at a controlled temperature of 15º -17ºC.
Following this, the different varieties are blended and the resulting wine is bottled with the ´liquer de tirage´. The bottles of Cordorníu Anna Blanc de Blancs Brut are then stored underground where, at a constant temperature of 17ºC, a second fermentation takes place carried out by ageing for 15 months on its lees.
Finally, the undergoes the disgorging process, where the sediments from the second fermentation are removed. Before bottling, a certain amount of liquer de expedición is added to compensate for the loss of liquid during disgorging.
Codorníu is one of the leading wineries of the D.O Cava. The relationship of the family with the vineyard dates back to 1659. It is a large scale winery that produces large quantities of bottles without neglecting the quality that characterizes its products since its foundation.
When Anna Cordorníu married Miquel Raventós in 1659, the family name was supposed to end with her. But it did not. Both her name and the family name have lived on through the centuries, marking a brand of fine cavas and wines. The Cordorníu family first entered the world of wine in 1551 and now controls 3000 hectares of vineyards. Add to that the fact that Josep Raventós, a descendant of Anna Cordorníu and Miquel Raventós, was the first person to ever produce Spanish cava according to the traditional methods, and you have a brand with history, expertise, and a future.
The Anna de Codorníu Brut Rosé is not the standard light pink that you find in many rosé wines. This is a cherry red rosé that still remains delicate in the glass with its steady release of fine bubbles. Thanks to the perfect blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, the whole forest is contained within the aroma of this gem of a wine: strawberries, cherries, apples, and more.
There is a delightful balance between the level of sugar and acid in this wine that keeps it from tilting too far in one direction. The ever-elegant Anna de Codorníu Brut Rosé, in its beautiful gradient pink bottle, was made for celebrations. Take a bottle along to your next celebration and see for yourself.
Anna de Codorníu is made in homage to the woman who changed the history of our winery. Her mastery, elegance and authenticity are reflected in the cava that inherited her name. In 1984 the first vintage went on sale, a pioneer at the time for being the first to incorporate the Chardonnay variety into the blend. Anna de Codorníu Ice Edition Rosé is a rosé version with Demi-Sec dosage, perfect for enjoying as an aperitif on its own, with ice or in a mixed drink, cocktail-style. Are you going to have a dessert containing chocolate or red berries? Then pair it with this cava served over ice for an even happier ending.
Anna de Codorníu is made in homage to the woman who changed the history of our winery. Her mastery, elegance and authenticity are reflected in the cava that inherited her name. In 1984 the first vintage went on sale, a pioneer at the time for being the first to incorporate the Chardonnay variety into the blend. Anna de Codorníu Ice Edition is a version with Demi-Sec dosage, perfect for enjoying as an aperitif on its own, with ice or in a mixed drink, cocktail-style. Why don’t you welcome your guests with this refreshing cava served over fruit and ice? It’s sure to be a success.
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.
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