A youthful wine with dark berry aromas and fruit characters of Cabernet and Grenache.
Founded in 1790, Pares Balta is located in the Penedes winemaking region of Catalonia, Spain. Owned by the Cuisine family, Mr. Joan Cusine Hill took over the winery in 1978 and was succeeded by his son, Joan Cusine Cusine in the 1980ís. Today, the estate is managed by his grandsons, Joan and Josep Cusine Carol who focus on the business side of the winery and their wives Maria Elena Jimenez and Marta Casas who make the wines.
Only six miles from the Balearic Sea, the five estate vineyards are planted on stony, calcareous soils comprised of clay and marine fossils at elevations of 560-2,624 feet. They are certified organic by the Catalan Council of Organic Production. The estateís 494 acres are planted primarily to indigenous varietals Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada, Garnacha and Ull de llebre, but Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Mencia and Merlot are grown at higher elevations whilst Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Muscat, Petit Verdot and Touriga Nacional are planted in the estate parcels that have a warmer growing climate.
In addition to Cava, the portfolio includes three levels of still wines: the accessible Origen series, R-Evolution wines produced with indigenous varietals and Microcuvee, limited edition wines produced only in the finest vintages.
|(76% Cabernet Sauvignon/24% Grenache). Each varietal was individually macerated and fermented for a total 20 and 21 days respectively.