Winemakers

Joan Rovira Grau

Technical Data

Alcohol
12.0%

Suggested Retail Price

$14.99

Paul Cheneau

LADY OF SPAIN BRUT

Background

Giró Ribot is Spain’s preeminent family owned and operated producer of Cava. The ancestors of the Giró Ribot family, a noble lineage, are closely tied to the Penedès region by bonds which go back over several generations as 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 and 15% Parellada

Winemaking

The harvest is hand picked in September/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. It is only after a lengthy ageing period that the disgorgement of Paul Cheneau will take place releasing its aromas and bouquet to full satisfaction.

Bottle aged for 12-15 months.

Tasting Notes

Pale color, translucent, with greenish tints, and with a steady effervescence and a formation of small bubbles which generate a gentle crown. Fine, delicate and very clean, with lightly toasted pastry notes and syrupy fruits. Fresh and fruity, well structured, crispy, balanced carbonic and good persistence. Light hints of pastry and fresh fruits, altogether elegant and lively. Perfect harmony alcohol/acidity. Long after taste.