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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava
Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava
(search item no. 6619)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This fine Spanish sparkling wine is made using the Traditional Method, in which the secondary fermentation producing a sparkling wine's bubbles occurs in the bottle. Its fresh, toasty nose, beautiful citrus, green apple and mineral flavors, supple, lively mouth-feel, and clean, crisp finish make it the ultimate celebratory wine. Enjoy it on its own and with caviar, sushi, seafood, fried foods and Asian dishes

Varietal Blend: 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, 15% Xarel-lo<

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About Jaume Serra Cristalino:

The winery behind Cristalino, Jaume Serra, was founded in 1943 by distinguished enologist Jaume Serra Guell. It is located in the Garraf subdivision of the Denominacion de Origen Penedés, the largest wine growing area in Catalonia. Jaume Serra lies within the “El Padruel” estate in the Mediterranean Coastal town of Vilanova y la Geltru, some 50 kilometers south of Barcelona,. Wine making began on this property in 1947. The winery underwent renovations in 1984 and then again in 1997, after the J. García Carrión family purchased the property.

The white varietals of Parellada, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Xarel-lo are grown in Jaume Serra's vineyards situated in the Alt Penedés, a sub region of the Penedés, and are used to produce the area's famous sparkling wines, called "Cava". By law, Cava must be made in the Methode Champenois or Champagne Method. Due to European regulations prohibiting use of that term, Cava is now labeled as Methode Tradicional, which has the same requirements with an added stipulation that cava must age for a minimum of nine months on the lees before release. After researching local yeasts, the Jaume Serra winery has taken the extraordinary step of importing their yeast from Champagne, France in order to impart the finest quality to their Cavas.



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Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay 2007
Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 95493)
green wine


PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $13.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Golden yellow colors with green hues. Delicate and persistent bubbles. Aromas of apple, pear, banana and pineapple with delicate yeast scents on the back. Fresh flavors, with ample body and a good balance between sugar and acidity.
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About Vida Organica:

Vida Organica is an extension vineyard of the Zuccardi Family of Mendoza, Argentina. The Zuccardi family, have been living in Mendoza since the late 19th century. In 1963, Don Alberto purchased the site of what is now the family's Maipu vineyard to demonstrate his irrigation systems. The main varietals grown at this vineyard are Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontés.

The Zuccardis have always believed that working with nature is the way to produce wines of quality, character and appeal. Vida Orgánica is a celebration of a healthy lifestyle and a vibrant environment. Santa Julia...think of a daring new direction for Argentine wines and you will find that our Santa Julia range is already leading the way. As a tribute to his only daughter, Julia, Jose Zuccardi named his wines after her.