PENALBA LOPEZ CAVA BRUT

PENALBA LOPEZ CAVA BRUT Image

This winery is family owned and has been producing
red wines on the estate since 1903. The vineyards are located
on the second slope above and nearly 2 km. south of the Duero
river at an altitude of 800-900 meters. Soils are deep and composed
of limestone, sand and clay in roughly equal proportions
along with gravels from the old river bed that are composed of
silex and quartz. The land has been known for its quality and
has been planted with vines for more than 100 years.
The estate, Finca Torremilanos, is comprised of 200 hectares of vineyards. 60 hectares are head-trained, en vaso, with
the remainder trained to wires. The slopes are predominantly north facing and one can see for 60 kilometers from the
heights of the vineyards. 100% of the plots are farmed organically and the winery is seeking organic certification.
The Bodega has been producing Cava for 30 years. Originally they produced only rose Cava and labeled the wine as
Champagne, as was typical for the time in Spain. Production was small and the wine was never sold in commercial
quantities. When the recent internal boycott of Catalan products occurred, demand for the winery’s Cava soared and
production has increased to current levels.

Variety:
Tempranillo
Producer:
Peñalba Lopez
Color:
White
Country:
Spain
Vintage:
No Vintage

PENALBA LOPEZ CAVA BRUT

PENALBA LOPEZ CAVA BRUT Image

This winery is family owned and has been producing
red wines on the estate since 1903. The vineyards are located
on the second slope above and nearly 2 km. south of the Duero
river at an altitude of 800-900 meters. Soils are deep and composed
of limestone, sand and clay in roughly equal proportions
along with gravels from the old river bed that are composed of
silex and quartz. The land has been known for its quality and
has been planted with vines for more than 100 years.
The estate, Finca Torremilanos, is comprised of 200 hectares of vineyards. 60 hectares are head-trained, en vaso, with
the remainder trained to wires. The slopes are predominantly north facing and one can see for 60 kilometers from the
heights of the vineyards. 100% of the plots are farmed organically and the winery is seeking organic certification.
The Bodega has been producing Cava for 30 years. Originally they produced only rose Cava and labeled the wine as
Champagne, as was typical for the time in Spain. Production was small and the wine was never sold in commercial
quantities. When the recent internal boycott of Catalan products occurred, demand for the winery’s Cava soared and
production has increased to current levels.