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Parés Baltà is a family owned winery in the Penedès region of Spain with traditions dating back to the 18th century. In 1790, the first vines were planted on the estate that now surrounds the winery. Today however, more than 220 years later, almost everything is different. The acquisition of the winery in 1978 by Mr. Joan Cusiné Hill, born in 1917 in Bellvei del Penedés, and the addition of the exemplary estates “La Torreta” and “Els Pujols” mark the beginning of the Parés Baltà...
Yellow color with light golden reflections. The wine shows a beautiful crown of fine bubbles. The nose offers complex and subtle aromas with delicate notes of fresh almonds, hazelnuts, honey, orange blossoms and fresh figs. Fresh and round, the palate reveals notes of ripe, jammy fruits.
The Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel tanks for two weeks, at 16° C. The Pinot Noir fermented in new French oak barrels for 16 days. The second fermentation took place in bottle, following the traditional method. The wine aged in bottle for at least 30 months.
- 92 Points -
There's hardly a top-shelf 2010 Spanish wine that didn't excel, and this blend of Xarello, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is no exception. Aged, mature aromas of briny fruits and yeast are integrated and smooth. A citrusy palate is vibrant, while this tastes of grapefruit and tangerine. Lightly buttered toast and white pepper notes appear on a long-lasting finish.See detailed press review
- 89 Points -
Luis Gutiérrez, June 2015
The 2010 Blanca Cusiné is a blend of 64% Xarello, 20% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, a different assemblage from the previous vintage, without dosage (Brut Nature). Bright golden-colored, the nose is redolent of roasted nuts, which are stronger than the yeasty, smoky and leesy aromas. The palate feels a bit light and shows abundant medium-sized bubbles and marked acidity, as though the 30 months with lees didn't polish it enough. It might have some further development in bottle. 27,399 bottles produced.See detailed press review
Marc Chapleau, May 2017
Un cava (mousseux espagnol) coloré, boisé et brioché, qui sent bon l'olive verte. Du nerf et de la profondeur, ainsi qu'une sympathique rusticité.See detailed press review