Mas Candí MC Brut Nature Corpinnat

Appellation: Corpinnat Cuvée: Brut Nature Colour: sparkling white Grapes: Xarel·lo 55%, Macabeo 30%, Sumoll Tinto 15% About: Mas Candí is one of 11 founder members of Corpinnat, a voluntary group of former Cava producers in the Penedès who have created a wine charter to self-impose far higher standards than for DO Cava. This masterful entry … Continue reading Mas Candí MC Brut Nature Corpinnat

Mas Candí Montombra Blanc

Appellation: none Cuvée: Montombra Blanc Colour: White Grapes: Xarello 90%, Malvasia 10% About: from a newly acquired vineyard in the heart of the Garraf, a beautiful and protected forest between the Penedès and the sea, the vines lie on terraces in a perfectly exposed amphitheatre, once abandoned then recovered from around 2000, are very low … Continue reading Mas Candí Montombra Blanc

Mas Candí QX Brisat

Appellation: none Cuvée: QX Brisat Colour: Orange Grapes: Xarello About: Xarello is the grape most adapted to the soils and climate of the Penedès in the experience of all experienced growers giving some magical results with old vines that haven’t been exhausted by chemical industrial viticulture. This is a skin contact “orange” wine made in … Continue reading Mas Candí QX Brisat

Mas Candí

Who: Ramon Jané and Mercè Cuscó What: Vino de España and Corpinnat Where: Penedès near Vilafranca del Penedès When: Since 2006 Ramon Jané and Mercè Cuscó are the husband wife team who own and manage Mas Candí, a growing concern in the Penedès just outside Avinyonet close to Vilafranca del Penedès, less than an hour … Continue reading Mas Candí

Carol Valles Cava Guillem Carol Brut Nature Gran Reserva

Appellation: Cava Cuvée: Guillem Carol Brut Nature Gran Reserva Colour: Sparkling white Grapes: Xarel-lo 56%, Macabeu 24%, Chardonnay 15%, Pinot Noir 5% About: Joan Carol celebrates his son joining the business with this Cuvée which is squarely aimed at gastronomy where the Parellada i Faura is perfect on its own. This is perfect with white … Continue reading Carol Valles Cava Guillem Carol Brut Nature Gran Reserva

La Salada Baudili

Appellation: Vi. Cuvée: Baudili. Colour: White. Grapes: Xarello 65%, Parellada 35%. About: this is basically a still Tinc Set and was originally, in the first vintage 2016, called Tinc Set Tranquil. To avoid confusion, for the label was basically the same as the sparkling, too, the wine has been re-named after the vineyard it comes … Continue reading La Salada Baudili

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

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