Parés Baltà Blanc De Pacs
Pares Balta Blanc De Pacs has ripe, white orchard fruits on the nose that are echoed on the palate, tempered by pithy, zesty lemon acidity and a chalky, almost saline minerality. The combination of ripeness and freshness makes this as interesting as it is delicious, and Parés Baltà has highlighted the fact the Parellada, Xerel.lo and Macabeo can offer more than Cava alone. This wine beautifully complements a butternut squash and chicken soup, or Spanish style garlic mushrooms, click here for the full recipe.
Grape Variety: Parellada, Macabeo/Viura, Xarel.lo
Bottle Size: 75cl
Style: Dry white
Vegetarian: Yes (certified)
Vegan: Yes (certified)
Organic: Yes (certified)
Biodynamic: Yes (certified)
Drink With: Tapas or seafood dishes are best, but do try it with fresh asparagus
Parés Baltà Blanc De Pacs is made from the Cava grapes Parellada, Xarel.lo and Macabeo, grown in the Hisenda Miret and Parés Baltà vineyards at altitudes of 315m and 230m respectively. The differing terroirs of these two vineyards provide both a richness of fruit and a bracing minerality. 55% of the blend is Parellada from 51 year old vines, giving Blanc De Pacs great complexity, intensity of fruit and a crunchy acidity that really refreshes the palate. Seven months in older oak rounds off the fruit and adds an uncharacteristic weight to a crisp, fresh white wine.
Why we like this wine
Not made from the well known international grape varieties, this wine offers something different. It was made both organically and bio-dynamically (using the phases of the moon) and is also made for vegans, the wine ticks all of the boxes but above all, it's great to drink! Complex and mineral, this is one of the best food wines you'll find.
- Complex, fruity and mineral
- Fantastic with seafood and fish
- The true taste of the Penedes
Sommelier Wine Awards 2016 Gold Medal Winner
A great food wine, according to team leader Olivier Marie, who said: "Aromatic, with slightly floral expression, Muscat-like rose petal and lychee fruit with an exotic finish. Light body but nice fresh acidity." Charles Van Wyk of FJB Collection agreed, enjoying its "lovely mouthfeel and lingering finish", while team leader Hamish Anderson focused on the fragrance, saying: "Very perfumed, fresh and floral, this is tight, bright and good. Exotic but well balanced."