La Fea Organic Cava Brut
La Fea organically certified Cava is a 40% Macabeu, 40% Xarello, 20% Parellada blend aged for at least 9 months before disgorging.
The estate of 52 hectares is situated between the villages of Maquefa and Sant Sadurni d’Anoia on the edge of Penedes. The vineyards have a privileged siuation between the Mediterranean Coast of Garraf and the Montserrat mountain outcrop.
La Fea, meaning “ugly one”, is the disparaging nickname of Queen “Isabel The Catholic”. It was bestowed by disgruntled subjects upon her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragón – which unified Spain, but wasn’t a totally welcome development to staunch Aragón loyalists.
Regradless of looks, but like the Queen, La Fea is a range of wines that are powerful and with character! Honest wines that offer a world of sensations to discover, and are rooted to land and the good-work of its people along the years.
Pale yellow with golden reflections and fine and elegant bubbles. On the nose it is fruity and fresh where aromas of citrus and some brioche predominate. Light, balanced, with good acidity, elegant and flavours of pineapple, lemon and orange peels. Persistent on the palate, with a smooth and delicate finish.
Pairing suggestions: Ideal with anchovies, marinated salmon, rice dishes and of course as an appetizer.
About the Producer
The Raventós Rosell winery started its activity in 1985 by the married team of Joan Raventós Rosell and Maria Carme Vallverdú Ferrer. Raventós Rosell’s grandfather was one of the first vineyard owners to solve the problem of the phylloxera plague by planting American vine-stocks.
Raventós Rosell Estate, also known as Heretat Vall-Ventós, extends between the villages of Masquefa and Sant Sadurní d’Anoia in Catalunya with an area of approximately 52ha. The vineyards have a privileged situation between the Mediterranean Coast of Garraf and the Montserrat mountain outcrop.
The estate farmhouse dating from the 18th century is located in the town of Masquefa. Surrounded by vineyards, it sits at the foot of the old road to Montserrat. Over the years it has undergone alterations, such as the fortified area built for defence during the Spanish War of Independence. Its rustic and authentic style was maintained after the restoration by Raventós Rosell.
The winery is equipped with stainless steel tanks and state-of-the-art machinery, and a large area devoted to ageing in barrels, mainly oak, though a few are made of cherry and acacia.
The underground cellar surrounds the entire house and extends to a depth of about 60 feet, an ideal environment for ageing Cava.