History & Philosophy
Castillo Perelada is one of Spain’s most dynamic wineries. It is still family owned and run, based in the 14th Century Castillo Perelada, in the small town of the same name, in the heart of the Denominació d’Origen Empordà. Castillo Perelada is one of Spain’s principal Cava producers, creating premium Cavas in the Alt Penedès region of Northern Spain. They also produce premium still wines in the small Empordà DO – 2,500 hectares, on the Costa Brava, which has become one of the most prestigious DO’s in Spain. Here, Castillo Perelada’s spectacular vineyards produce elegant, exciting and highly acclaimed wines, capturing the essence of the region.
Vineyard & Climate
Catalonia forms the north-eastern corner of Spain and borders France alongside the Pyrenees mountain range. It includes nine Denominació d’Origen, including DO Penèdes, where Castillo Perelada controls 300 hectares of vineyards at high altitude, and the soil and climate are ideally suited to the production of grapes for Cava.
In Empordà, Castillo Perelada own 150 hectares within five vineyards: Finca La Garriga, Malaveïna, Garbet, Espolla and Pont de Molins. These vineyards produce exquisite single vineyard wines, as well as the 3 and 5 Fincas wines that offer exceptional value. Within Empordà there are many soil variations, ranging from sandy and gravelly to stony terraces.
CASTILLO PERELADA, Penedés/Empordà, Spain
Traditional method premium sparkling wines produced using varieties such as: Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada and Chardonnay for the whites; Trepat, Monastrell and Pinot Noir for the Rosé.
Reserva: 15 months on lees, Rosado: 12 months, Gran Claustro Brut Nature: 24 months.
Brut Reserva Cava NV
Fresh, crisp, with good texture, citrus and apple finish
Brut Rosado Cava NV
A favourite of Salvador Dali, bursting with red fruit and vibrant in colour, this is an elegant Cava Rosado.
Gran Claustro Cava Vintage
This is a complex vintage Cava, very elegant, with great mouthfeel, to be enjoyed now and also capable of long term cellaring. Awarded ‘Best Cava Trophy’ by New Wave Spanish Wine Awards 2011
Masia Blanco, Rosado and Tinto
Well balanced wines with true Mediterranean character
3 Fincas Crianza
Produced from Finca la Garriga, Espolla and Ponts de Molins.
An attractive wine with good intensity
5 Fincas Reserva
Produced from all five of Castillo Perelada’s best vineyards.
A complex, rich and full bodied wine with good structure
Single Vineyard (Finca) Wines
Finca La Garriga
40 hectare vineyard with sandy and gravelly soils – their only monovarietal single vineyard wine. 100% old vines Carignan (Samsó)
22 hectare vineyard with red sandy soils. Mainly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Garnacha
7 hectare vineyard on mountainous terrain on the shores of the Mediterranean.