Pares Balta Cava Brut
Producer: Pares Balta
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeu, Xarel·lo
Region: Penedès, Spain
Pares Balta is a family winery with origins stretching back to 1790. Their estates are nestled in the hills of Penedès, situated a short journey of just 30 km from the Mediterranean coast and Barcelona. All of their wines are certified Organic and Biodynamic.
In addition to their vines, they allow sheep to graze in their vineyards, fertilizing the ground and naturally controlling weed growth. Beehives rest quietly nearby, and the vineyard itself is given the utmost attention. Biodynamic preparations for disease prevention are used in place of conventional chemicals, and cover crops return lost nitrogen to the vineyard soil.
Their cava brut is bright and energetic, with the classic pronounced salinity seen in wines of the Penedès. It marries well into cocktails, or alongside shellfish.