Celler Jan Vidal Honor Cava Brut Nature NV
Celler Jan Vidal Honor Cava Brut Nature NV Bone-dry, non-dosage, old-vine Cava?! We’re here for it!
Flavor Profile: Slow-roasted quince, golden apples, roasted almonds, lemon, and lime
Time on Lees: 14 months
Dosage: Zero grams per liter
Why We Love It...
We simply can’t get enough delectable, bone-dry, bubbly to help beat all this extreme heat… so we are heading right to Cava – home of some of the bubbly world’s most sensational values. This Honor Brut Nature seriously delivers – tingly freshness, zippy brightness, and thirst-quenching deliciousness… all for under $15!
Jan Vidal is an agricultural family that has been producing Cava in the north east of Spain for over 50 years. Their vineyards fall along the coast in the Baix Penedés region, tucked roughly halfway between Barcelona and Tarragonia. These 50+ year old vines sit at the foot of east-facing slopes – taking advantage of early morning sunshine to jumpstart each day’s ripening, without being overly exposed to the often-brutal later afternoon heat of the warm Mediterranean climate.
Honor Cava Brut Nature is made with 50% xarel-lo, 30% macabeu and 20% parellada – the traditional and local varieties used almost exclusively in Cava production. These native grapes have perfectly adapted to the dry, warm, and windy conditions of Northeastern Spain – showcasing ripe fruit flavors while maintaining percolating acidity and freshness. This sensational wine pours a pale, straw yellow – flecked with green tones – and offers up a preponderance of orchard fruit characteristics. Slow-roasted quince and crisp golden apples abound across the palate, with toasty aromas and flavors of roasted almonds, and a tingly vivaciousness in the form of bright lemon and lime notes. There is a yeasty and creamy richness to the mouth that lends depth to the bone-dry and crisp sensations, but overall this is all about purity and freshness… and of course the exceptional price.
This is a bold new contender for daily drinker of the Summer, and sure to sell out quickly. Case purchases are advised, as under $15 deals for wines of this quality are simply a must to survive the season!
Sub-Region: Baix Penedès
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 50% Xarel·lo, 30% Macabeu and 20% Parellada
Winemaker: Jan Vidal
Pair it with: Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish garlic shrimp)
About the Producer
Jan Vidal, a Spanish winery born out of a deep-rooted passion for winemaking, embraces a rich heritage and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Nestled in the sun-kissed vineyards of Spain, the brand tells a story of unwavering dedication to crafting exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir and distinct flavors of the region. With a harmonious blend of traditional winemaking techniques and modern innovation, Jan Vidal takes pride in producing wines that capture the essence of Spanish culture, enticing the senses with each sip and inviting wine enthusiasts on a captivating journey of flavor and elegance.
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