Learn about Xarel-lo — taste profile, popular regions and more …
The variety responsible for the staying power of the finest Cavas, Xarel-lo is most associated with the Penedès region of Spain where it plays an important role in most Cava blends along with Parellada and Macabeo. Prized for high levels of acidity and polyphenols, Xarel-lo adds strength, body and a distinct greengage or earthy character to these blends.
Tasting Notes for Xarel-lo
Xarel-lo is a dry white wine that balances a delicate light body with electric acidity. The grape is characterized by notes of lemon peel, white peach, apple, greengage, fennel and thyme.
Perfect Food Pairings for Xarel-lo
Xarel-lo pairs naturally with lobster, king crab, grilled prawns, puff pastry appetizer and asparagus salad.
Somm Secret for Xarel-lo
Just a few miles northeast of Barcelona, Xarel-lo vineyards around the town of Alella produce highly regarded still wines with fresh lemon and stone fruit flavors.
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Enric Soler Espenyalluchs Xarel-lo 2015Xarel-lo from Penedes, Spain