The Conquilla Cava Brut appears a pale gold with emerald rim in the glass with fine, delicate bubbles. Citrusy nose with overtones of bay leaf and orange. Velvety on the palate, with good acidity framing notes of white fruit and a hint of almond on the finish.
Conquilla, Catalan for “shell”, is an estate-grown Cava produced in both white and rosé which delivers impeccable, family-farmed quality; an attractive price; and an eye-catching package alluding in playful fashion to its genesis in the sedimentary limestone soils of the Penedès valley west of Barcelona.
50% Xarel-lo, 25% Macabeu, 25% Parellada. All estate-fruit. After primary fermentation, a long, slow secondary fermentation at low temperature followed by twelve months aging sur lie in bottle before disgorgement.