I found fascinating how much history related to wine you could find in Europe and how old wine regions could be. At the North East of Spain in the Region of Catalonia, there is one of the oldest wine regions you could find in the area and that's the region of Penedes. Recent studies have found that the first vineyard in Catalonia was in the Penedès, and dates from the 7th century B.C. The key evidence is the finding of some 400 grape seeds of two different (as yet unidentified) varieties. These are the remains of the oldest grapes farmed in Catalonia.
In recent history Penedes it's been recognised internationally thanks to their Cavas. And what is Cava exactly? Cava is the perfect partner for pretty much anything, it's a light to medium bodied, typically dry, sparkling wine with zesty citrus flavours, a distinct minerality and racy acidity.
We have created this mixed case to give you a sample of how is the wine and Cava of Penedes, so this is what you'll find
- 2 bottles of Honor Cava Brut
A classical Spanish Cava from the DO Penedes, made with a blend of Macabeo (Viura), Xarel-lo and Parellada from vineyards of more than 50 years of age, located at the bottom of the slopes of the hills facing east, to optimize the solar incidence and obtain a better maturation of the grapes. You can't miss this Spanish Cava with ripe apple and citrus blossoms aromas and an important vivid flavour balanced and very elegant.
- 2 bottles of Honor Cava Rosé
If you want to surprise, this is how: A Spanish Rosé Cava. Made with 100% Trepat (a red-wine grape variety indigenous to northeastern Spain), this grape is usually use to make Rosé wines in the region of Catalonia, but then, a second fermentation is induced in the bottles that are settled in a horizontal position in a dark cellar with a constant temperature of 15°C and left to age for at least 9 months. The result, a great Rosé Cava with great notes of Redcurrants and Strawberry with a fresh, pleasant, balanced structure. Definetely a Cava you have to try.
- 2 bottles of Honor Negre 2018
A combination of 40% Merlot and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, different grapes far away from the usual Spanish Tempranillo, are used to make this wine, taking advantage of the fresher locations of the vintages to grow different grapes.The result is a Medium Purple young wine with nice hints of black fruit and woodland strawberries in your nose and an excellent balance of acidity and tannins with a persistent finish in your mouth.