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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Xarello on Snooth

  • Semi-Dry Cava Carta Nevada 1999

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    Pineapple and spice greet the nose along with a just a hint of a yeasty underlay. Round and smooth on entry, with a fairly sweet flavor profile that recalls peach syrup and honeycomb with a hint of chalky mint underneath. Theres plenty of balancing acidity here, but the wine does remain sweet and simple on the fruit driven, ripe pineapple-laden ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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    Lightly floral on the nose with hints of white flowers over gentle apple fruit with a squirt of lime, simple but fresh. In the mouth this shows off lovely citrus fruit over a nice integrated base of yeasty complexity. Rather light and distinctly fresh in the mouth, this is easy to drink and finishes on the dry side with refreshing dried citrus a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Segura Viudas Aria Extra Dry NV

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    Bright, clean and fresh on the nose with light dried yellow fruit notes balanced by the gentle yeast and nut aromas. Lovely balance in the mouth with refreshing acidity, a gentle sweetness that helps add a little flesh in the mouth and a really fine, gentle mousse. The flavors here tend towards light dried peach and apple fruits with subtle deta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cabre & Sabat Cava NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Clare Goggin Sivits


  • Semi-Dry Cava Carta Nevada 1999

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    Mild, not as sharp as most sparklings. Very sweet, but delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Sara Kay


  • Segura Viudas Aria Extra Dry NV

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    Crisp apple citrus notes. Light acidity. Easy drinking and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Segura Viudas Aria Brut Nature NV

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    Very peachy but a little dry for me Read More

    Wine review by Sara Kay


  • Familia Oliveda Cava Brut Nature Reserva NV

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    Pale silver color with elegant consistent bubbles.Fruity palate, unctuos and mineral. Great wine, once you drink you can find all of Cava's characteristics! Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn


  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava NV

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    Fantastic...added to the enjoyment/celebration of my daughter's, Lauren, first visit home in 13 month's. Along with my 16 month old granddaughter. Read More

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  • Agusti Torelló Rosat Trepat Agustí Torelló Brut Cataluña Do Cava 2007

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    Well this Cava has strong bubbles. With vanilla scents and breakfast aromas such as butter, french baked bread and yeast. Complex and high acid on the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn


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