Sumarroca Winery in Spain’s Penedes region has committed itself to producing quality wines and sustainable farming. As the largest landowner in Penedes they are able to control all production from the field to the bottling line. Penedes in eastern Spain, close to Barcelona is the heart of Spain’s Cava production. Cave is always produced using secondary fermentation in the bottle similar to the way Champagne is produced.
Sumarroca’s Allier Cava, Grand Reserva is a blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Parellada. It is aged for Tree months in new French oak and the bottle aged for at least 36 months in the bottle before being released. The Cava is Pale yellow in color and has aromas of toasty oak and lemon. The palate has some smokiness, but is dominated with lemon and green apple with nice crisp acidity. The finish is on the short side, but it is very satisfying.
Sumarroca Nuria Cleverol, Cava, 2009, is the wineries flagship wine. Named after the founder’s mother, her children celebrate their mother’s love of the land. It comes in a specially designed black amphora shaped bottle. A blend of Chardonnay, Xarello and Parellada and only made from free run juices gravity fed into the winery. The color is pale straw color and the nose is filled with lemon peel, green apples and minerals, especially slate. The palate is a great blend of yeasty bread, Granny Smith apple, lemon, and has a full mouth-feel. This aromatic sparkling wine will take you start to finish.
Sumarroca also makes some other Cavas available here in Florida; their Brut Reserva is well made and would make a great apperativo for any event. The Sumarocca Rosado, 100% Pinot Noir had a fuller body with aromas and flavors of strawberries and raspberries and a dry crisp finish.
Cavas are meant to be enjoyed for different occasions and situations; luckily Sumarocca makes Cavas for all of them.