Naveran - Estate Vintage Brut Nature - Catalonia
Overview: In the mid-19th century, Pablo Parellada emigrated to Argentina to make his fortune. Upon his return to Spain, he married the daughter of the Marquis of Naveran, Sire of Guernika, and bought the estate upon which the family would settle. Once the phylloxera epidemic was over, Pablo replanted the estate with vines of the Montonec variety currently known as the Parellada variety, in his honor— which would become essential to the production of cava.
Upon his death, he left the property to his eldest son, Pablo Parellada of Naveran, who in turn left it to his daughter Antonia, married to the Swiss national René Gillieron, who in 1975, together with their son Michel, decided to significantly increase vineyard production.
Cavas Naveran, as it stands now, was founded in 1984 by its current managing director, Michel Gillieron Parellada of Naveran, a graduate in Enology from the École d’Ingénieurs de Changins in Switzerland. He decided to give momentum to a project with deep roots in the land of his ancestors, while maintaining the handcrafted and familiar character the winery has always had.
Tasting Notes: Pale green-tinged yellow. A suave, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits and pungent flowers, and a suave floral note builds in the glass. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering intense Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that deepen on the back half. The floral quality repeats on a long, nervy finish that shows very good clarity and final bite.
Pairing: This Naveran Brut Nature will pair with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, white meats (pork and chicken) and even richly flavored red meats. This Cava is great for sipping on its own, especially for receptions.
Points: 92, James Suckling
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 12.0%
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