Winemakers

Joan Rovira Grau

Technical Data

Alcohol
11.5%

Sugar
40g/L

Giro Ribot

Paul Cheneau

Demi Sec Cava

Background

Giró Ribot is Spain’s preeminent family owned and operated producer of Cava. The ancestors as the Giró Ribot family, a noble lineage, are closely tied to the Penedès region by bonds which go back over several generations of wine, Cava and spirit producers. The symphonic nature of this union has been key to the development of Paul Cheneau. The Paul Cheneau line can be best described as elegant Spanish sparkling Cavas with French influence of styling. Paul Cheneau is classically traditional in their methods of production as well as in the grape varieties used. The winery owns 247 acres of vineyards of the indigenous Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada grapes, with which Cavas are produced.

Appellation

Penedes, Spain

Varietal Composition

45% Macabeo, 40% Xarel·lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Parellada

Winemaking

The harvest is hand picked from mid-August to the beginning of October. Wines destined for Cava will form part of the tirage mixture consisting of selected yeasts and sugar which, once in the bottle will generate a second fermentation in strict accordance with the Traditional Method. The first fermentation is very slow and at low temperature in order to assist the formation of secondary aromas. The wine then undergoes 2nd fermentation in the bottle according to the traditional “Méthode Champenoise”. We employ a strain of yeast to achieve the velvety and creamy mouth feel. After a lengthy ageing period, the disgorgement of Paul Cheneau takes place, releasing its aromas and bouquet to full satisfaction.

Bottle aged for 2 years.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow color with green hues. Fine bubbles, well chained and persistent with very clean and elegant aromas. Ripe fruit notes and pastry hints. The palate is inviting, well structured and alive. Sweet with toasty notes and light touches of ripe fruit.

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