Wednesday, February 07, 2007


3,000 cases of this Spanish sparking wine were made. The 2002 Marques de Gelida Brut Exclusive, is a blend of 35% Macabeo, 30% Xarel-lo, 20% Parellada, and 15% Chardonnay with 11.5% alcohol. It was aged for three and a half years before being released.


Golden color with apple notes, yeast and bread flavors. Easy on the palate and drinks like a Prosecco. Fruity with a dry finish.


88 PTS
Screaming value for $9 a bottle. Makes a great starter wine. Really unique and interesting plastic yellow label that wraps the entire bottle. A fun, spirited wine! Two thumbs up.


  • I'm delighted, dear Winecentric, about the incoming wines you have: a "cava" from Catalonia!!! Great, incredible. This sparkling wine is made with the "méthode champenoise" and in Spain is called "cava" (as in France we have "champagne", in germany "Sekt" and in Italy "prosecco" or "Franciacorta"...). We usually use the three traditional grapes for this type of sparklingf wine, macabeu, xarel.lo and parellada and, in this case, a touch of champagnarde chardonnay! This "cava" is made, as it beginns to be usual in Catalonia, as a millésime (2002) one and is vinified for a longue conservation. A very good one, indeed, because of the bottle's prize!

    By Blogger J. Gómez Pallarès, at Thursday, February 08, 2007 2:55:00 AM  

  • And you've got to love the label!! What fun to have the label actually wrap the entire bottle. :-)

    By Blogger Winecentric, at Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:47:00 AM  

  • yes, I love this label. Gramona (in the same DO, Cava) produces each year a bottle (a millésime) with an external wrapper which covers the entire bottle too!

    By Blogger J. Gómez Pallarès, at Thursday, February 08, 2007 4:30:00 PM  

  • If you can go right today to the wineblog, you will see precisely the Gramona's bottle entirely wraped by a Rafael Canogar's decoration.

    By Blogger J. Gómez Pallarès, at Saturday, February 10, 2007 1:54:00 PM  

  • If you are interested in wine making then you need to do a little homework before you get started. Wine making is not something that you can just plunge into and learn along the way, you need to do some research so that you know that you are not missing any vital wine making steps or processes. If you do miss these wine making your wine could very well turn out tasting like anything but wine.

    Wine making is a something fun that you can do in your spare time and at the end you will have a glorious result. Wine making is something that people tend to get hooked on because the very first batch is not usually perfect, it may taste delicious but it will not be perfect. As you learn about wine making and as you get the wine making experience behind you your wine will get better and better. You will undoubtedly pick up tips and tricks to help you improve your wine making capabilities.

    By Anonymous wine making, at Friday, February 16, 2007 8:41:00 AM  

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