This fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine’s bubbles occurs in the bottle. Its fresh, toasty nose, beautiful citrus, green apple and mineral flavors, supple, lively mouth-feel, and clean, crisp finish make it the ultimate celebratory wine.
Jaume Serra, the winery behind Cristalino, was founded in 1943 by enologist Jaume Serra Guell.
It is located in the Garraf subdivision of Penedes, in Catalonia. The white varietals of Chardonnay,
Macabeo, Parellada and Xarello are grown on Jaume Serra's El Padruel estate vineyards in the Alt
Penedes, near the town of Vilanova y la Geltru, 31 miles south of Barcelona. In addition to their
estate grown grapes, the winery has established long-termcontracts with 15 other growers in
Penedes. By law, Cava must be made in the Metodo Tradicional or Methode Champenoise and
must age for a minimum of nine months on its lees before release. The winery takes the extra step
of importing their yeast from Champagne, France to impart the finest quality to their Cavas.
|(30% Chardonnay/30% Xarello/20% Macabeo/20% Parellada). Aged 30 months on its lees.
|Jaume Serra was founded in 1943 by distinguished enologist Jaume Serra Guell. It is located in the Garraf subdivision of the Denominacion de Origen Penedes, the largest wine growing area in Catalonia. The winery is situated on the 300-acre El Padruel estate and shares the landscape with the famous 17th-century fortress of the same name in the Mediterranean coastal town of Vilanova y la Geltru, some 50 kilometers south of Barcelona. Over the years, the fortress on the estate has played an historical role in navigating the Mediterranean Sea as well as in the Spanish civil war.
|Enjoy it on its own and with caviar, sushi, seafood, fried foods and Asian dishes.