Cava made from a wine produced using grapes from a singular parcel of which specific edaphic and microclimatic conditions, together with quality criteria of its production and ageing, create a cava with distinctive characteristics.
“From the podium of the wines, represents an evolution of the traditional concept of Gran Cava”.
Cava de Paraje Calificado / Organic Certified / Brut Nature
60% Chardonnay – 40% Pansa Blanca
Stainless steel vats and barrels
Minimum 36 months
Alcohol by volume
Sauló (sandy granitic). Altitude 90m. Orientation Southeast. Rainfall 600 mm/year
Paraje Calificado Vallcirera
The PARAJE CALIFICADO VALLCIRERA is located within the privileged agricultural area of the Serralada de Marina ’s Natural Park, between the municipalities of Alella and Tiana, in the southern sector of the Maresme region, 2 km from the Mediterranean Sea and 15 km from Barcelona. The vines are grown on Sauló soil: an acidic white granite – based sand, with low limestone content, low organic matter and good natural water drain. Our production yields per hectare are below 6,000 kg/ha. The plots of the qualified small area used to make the paraje calificado cava are:
AX155 with a surface of 0.2688ha of the Pansa Blanca variety (Xarel·lo), planted in 1992 with a southeast orientation, at 90m above sea level;
AX160 with an area of 0.8927ha of the Chardonnay variety, planted in 1992 with a southeast orientation, at 90m above sea level.
Made from organic grapes of Vallcirera Paraje: Chardonnay & Pansa Blanca. The extraction of the first pressing must is made through a very light pressure. The fermentation of the Chardonnay takes place in second year French oak barrels, while the Pansa Blanca is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After four months, the blending is made through the traditional method and then there is a minimum ageing of 36 months. It is released on the market just after being disgorged.
Sight – Pale yellow with golden hues.
Nose – Flower and ripe white fruit aromas with an aftertaste of nuts with the minerality and the salinity that are characteristics of the area.
Palate – Balanced and structured, recalling the aromas of ripe fruit and nuts. Well marked acidity which is well integrated with flavours from the aging. The bubbles are fine and persistent. Very tasty and lingering aftertaste.
Robert Parker 2016 – 91/100
Gilbert & Gaillard 2016 “TOP 100 SPANISH WINES” – 93/100
Wine & Spirits Magazine 2016 “Year’s Best Sparklers” – 92/100
Guía Peñín 2020 – 96/100 – PODIO CAVA
Anuario de Vinos EL PAÍS 2020 “Cuadro de Honor” – 96/100
Guía Vivir el Vino 2020 – 94/100
Wine Enthusiast 2019 – 90/100
Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2019 – 9,63/10
Decanter 2018 – 91/100
Millésime Bio 2018 – Médaille d’OR
Alta Alella Mirgin Opus Paraje Calificado Vallcirera