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German Gilabert Brut Nature Cava

Macabeo / Viura /11.5% ABV / Cava, Catalunya, Spain

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Macabeo / Viura

Cava, Catalunya, Spain



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• Cava is Spain’s most famous sparkling wine. In order to be called Cava, the wine has to be made using the Champagne method, or método tradicional, where the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle. • 95% of Cava is produced in the Penedés area of Catalonia, located just southwest of Barcelona. It is no wonder that Cava is the drink of choice in the many tapas bars of the great city. • The grapes used for German Gilabert come from the subzone Alt Penedes, where the highest elevation plots are located. Only native grapes are used, and the wine is bottled without added sugar, or Brut Nature. • German Gilabert is a cuvee made especially for JPS in collaboration with a vintner whom has deep roots and intimate knowledge of Cava production. • Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats; Base wine rests on the lees for 45 days; Secondary fermentation in the bottle, a la Methode Champenoise; Raised on the lees 18 to 20 months before disgorgement; Bottled with no dosage. • Character: Fresh, fine bubbles, citrus, mineral, medium bodied, elegant, concentrated, dry, and long. • Gastronomy: Bacalao, Anchovies, Croquetas, Jamón, Seafood

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Macabeo is one of the three primary grapes used in the production of Spain’s famous sparkling wine, cava. Macabeo can also be used to create medium to light-bodied white wines with notes of honeydew, lime peel, and herbs like tarragon. It grows mainly in the Rioja region and areas south of Barcelona.
White wines created from macabeo are typically dry with low tannins and medium body. A young macabeo is comparable to the flavor profile of a sauvignon blanc.
Macabeo wines pair well with a variety of foods, including grilled fish, gazpacho, rice dishes, seafood stews, and cheeses like feta or goat cheese.
This white grape has multiple names. Most often associated with the Rioja growing region in Spain, it is known as viura. Its more common name, macabeo,  is typically used throughout the rest of Spain and in France. 
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