La Fea Cava Brut
La Fea Cava is a 45% Macabeu, 30% Xarello, 20% Parellada, 5% Chardonnay blend aged for at least 9 months before disgorging.
Cava, though associated with Penedes in the north east, can be produced in any region of Spain if complying with the regulations. La Fea comes from part of the D.O. Cariñena. The vineyards are located on 30 years old parcels with calcareous clay soil and in a small proportion, in alluvial pebble over 40 years old for our most emblematic wines. Cooler evening summer temperatures and high contrasts in temperature.
The origin of this name: It was the nickname of Queen “Isabel The Catholic” as she was known in that part of Spain after she married with “Fernando El Catolico”. Unfortunately she was not popular among the people.
Like the Queen, “La Fea” is a range of wines that are powerful and with character!. “La Fea” is an honest wine, clear, that keeps inside a world of sensations to discover, the rootedness to land and the “good-work” of its people along the years.
Gold with fine bubbles. On the nose, it shows pleasant, fruity and very fresh citrus notes. Light, well-balanced, fine crispness, rounded and elegant, with sweet fruits, and a lingering finish of sweet orange and biscuit.
Pairing suggestions: aperitif, sea food starters, apple tart pudding course.
About the Producer
Located in the town of Paniza, the Bodega was founded in 1953, one of 31 wineries in Cariñena – a region that was a pioneer of the Denomination of Origin categorisation. Cariñena is the oldest of these DOs in Aragón and the second oldest in Spain.
Paniza’s vineyards have parcels of 30 year old vines on calcareous clay soil and a small proportion over 40 years old on alluvial pebble, reserved for the top wines. The highest vineyards go up to an altitude of 850m and benefit from a continental climate: cold winters and hot summers with contrasting cool evenings.