La Salada Tinc Set

Appellation: Vi escumós. Cuvée: Tinc Set. Colour: Sparkling White. Grapes: Xarello 65%, Parellada 35%. About: Fine, thirst-quenching, wonderfully refreshing with clean and pure fruit. This light, easy, fun sparkling white is just about the best aperitif or palate cleanser or fix of bubbles we know. As with all La Salada-Mas Candí joint productions, it’s from … Continue reading La Salada Tinc Set

Escoda Mas del Gaio

Appellation: Vi de Taula. Cuvée: Mas del Gaio. Colour: White. Grapes: Parellada, Macabeu, Grenache Blanc, Moscatel, the proportions varying with the vintage. About: first produced in 2013 from a very, very old parcel of mainly Parellada just in front of the cellar that had been more or less abandoned. Joan Ramon has brought back to … Continue reading Escoda Mas del Gaio

Carol Valles Parellada i Faura Cava Brut Reserva

  Appellation: Cava Cuvée: Parellada i Faura Reserva Brut Nature Colour: Sparkling white Grapes: Parellada 60%, Macabeu 30%, Xarel-lo 10% About: this is a fantastic value Cava. It’s a revelation if you’ve only tasted industrial Cava and shows what quality can be produced when the wine is hand-crafted from organic fruit with a light touch … Continue reading Carol Valles Parellada i Faura Cava Brut Reserva

Carol Valles

Who: Joan and Guillem Carol What: Cava Where: Penedes, Catalonia When: Since 1996 The lovely wines from Carol Valles show how good Cava can be when it’s made with care by a small, family estate dedicated to making just one style of wine, from traditional varieties farmed organically, and aged for 18 months, double the … Continue reading Carol Valles