Xarel-lo

  • Grape
  • chair-rell-oh

One of the three main grapes used in the production of sparkling Cava (along with Parellada and Macabeo). Xarel-lo is noted to complement the richness of Macabeo (aka Viura) with high acidity.

Primary Flavors

  • Lemon

  • White Peach

  • Lime Blossom

  • Ginger

  • Raw Almond

Taste Profile

  • Light Body
  • Bone-Dry
  • Low/None Tannin
  • High Acidity
  • 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Ice-Cold
    38–45°F / 3–7°C
  • Glass TypeWhite
  • Decant No
  • Ageability3-5 years
  • Avg Price $13.00

Food Pairing

Cava pairs with a wide range of foods, as Champagne does; asparagus or salads, anything deep fried, seafood, shellfish, vegetable dishes or a simple cheese plate.

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