Xarello

(aka. Pansa Blanca)

Also known as Pansa Blanca, Xarello is used only in Catalonia, Spain, where it is used in the production of Cava sparkling wines. The variety produces a typically acidic wine that is perfect for use as a base for these traditional method sparkling wines. The variety is also the best grape used in the small, but highly-regarded D.O. of Alella, where the Parxet winery makes its acclaimed Marques de Alella Classico from Xarello.

In your Catalan homeland, you exist peacefully as simple Pansà Blanca, living a safe and benign life. But in the company of two other sparkling Caballeros, señores Macabeo and Parellada, you have ventured out into the world, and leave your mark via your more adventurous alter ego, Xarel-lo!

Varietal Character by Jeffrey Pinhey – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Castellroig Xarel·lo 2011

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    This is a very nice white wine. Not sweet, but fruity. My personal favorite Read More

    Wine review by omannwine


  • Temps de Flors 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Suylin82


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Ya' Cuvee 23 Brut Reserva 2011

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    A 'Grower Cava" from Alt - Penedes. Made exclusively from Free-run juice (Mosto Flor) of grapes sourced from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard in the highest part of Penedes. Elegant - Fresh & Soulful! Read More

    Wine review by Vinos Libres


  • Jaume Serra Cava Brut Nature NV

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    The best value I've ever found in a sparkling wine to date!! I can't believe the complexity I experience in this wine given its low price point. Pale yellow with just a hint of green. Clean, fresh, and fruity but with unexpected depth coming from yeasty/bread-like notes and something more cutting yet savoury (like graphite or nut skins). Very dr... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Calcari. Pares Balta 2012

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  • Raventós I Blanc de la Finca 2010

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  • Jaume Serra Brut Cava Cristalino NV

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    I absolutely love this cava! Smooth, well rounded and it tastes more expensive than it is. Beautifully bubbly and not so heavy on apple like so many of the cheaper bubblies. Great for everyday type drinking Read More

    Wine review by mrsrhampton


  •  Not necessarily. Cava is made the same way Champagne is. Then it follows, or can follow, the Spanish aging requirements so that you can get reserve Cava or Gran Reserve Cava. Those are very much like Champagne and they can age for years. The grapes used are not Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, so they differ in that respect, but you don't get a lot of... Read More

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