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)
Best Wine Deals
Munia Joven (2008)Wishlisted
Terrazas de los Andes Single Vineyard Las Compuertas Malbec (2010)Wishlisted
Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Vine (2011)Listed
Bedrock the Bedrock Heritage (2011)Listed
Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage Sonoma Valley (2011)Listed
Revana Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena (2004)Cellared
Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill Napa Valley (2004)Cellared
Château Pavie Decesse Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru (1999)Cellared
Etude Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford (2004)Cellared