Parxet is synonymous with high quality cava. A historic winery that has never stopped innovating since its beginnings over one hundred years ago, it is no surprise that it was one of the first wineries to bring a Brut Nature to market. Parxet 1920 Gran Reserva commemorates the 100-year anniversary since the first bottle of cava left the winery. Made using the native Pansa Blanca variety, it is a cava with intense fruity and floral aromas. Full-bodied on the palate, it has fine, very well integrated bubbles. Do you have a special occasion that is worthy of celebration? Don't think twice and raise a glass of this iconic cava.
Very fine, highly integrated bubbles accompany the cava to give it an airy feeling.
Aromas of white fruits and biscuity notes, due to its long ageing.
Full-bodied, structured and big, with notes of pastry and dried flowers, topped by a marked, salty finish.
The first bottles of Parxet Cava were launched in 1920, made using the méthode champenoise in the very same place that wines have been made since the 18th Century. Parxet is now a leading winery in the production of artisanal cavas, the largest producer in the D.O. Alella (in the province of Barcelona). It celebrated its first centenary as an icon of tradition and quality, as well as being recognised as a pioneer in the production of cavas using the Pansa Blanca grape variety.
Whole grape pressing. Static debourbage.
Whole grape pressing. Static debourbage. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 17 °C in 500- and 600-litre French oak casks. Aging: 78+ months (tirage in May 2014).
The estate features a type of sandy-textured granite soils called sauló, typical of the Alella area.
The estate features a type of sandy-textured granite soils called sauló, typical of the Alella area, crossed with reddish clay veins. Plantation density is 3,700 vines/ha, set 2.2 x 1.2 metres apart. The vines are espalier-trained with short pruning.
The winter was normal and dry, while the spring was rainy and cold, which delayed bud break berry ripening. September rains also had an effect, causing that year's vintage to be significantly later than in recent years. Harvest: Manual, in small boxes.