The variety responsible for the staying power of the finest Cavas...
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 its high levels of acidity and polyphenols, Xarel-lo adds strength, body and a distinct greengage or earthy character to these blends.
Perfect Food Pairings for Xarel-lo
Lobster, King Crab, grilled prawns, puff pastry appetizer, asparagus salad
Sommelier Secret for Xarel-lo
Just a few miles NE of Barcelona, Xarel-lo vineyards around the town of Alella produce highly regarded still wines with fresh lemon and stone fruit flavors.
- Sauvignon Blanc195
- Pinot Gris/Grigio98
- Other White Blends48
- Other White Wine18
- Chenin Blanc16
- Bordeaux White Blends13
- Gruner Veltliner13
- Rhône White Blends13
- Pinot Blanc9
- Melon de Bourgogne4
- Muller Thurgau2
Can Sumoi Xarel-lo 2018Xarel-lo from Penedes, Spain