2020 Vins El Cep KILA Cava, Penedes DO, Catalunya, Spain

2020 Vins El Cep KILA Cava, Penedes DO, Catalunya, Spain



“Killer” is a maybe more apt descriptor for the value and quality level found in KILA!

From the same family that produces the value and quality oriented Gelida sparklers.  This sparkling cuvee is composed of traditional Penedes grapes sourced from the region’s finest vineyards for each variety. Macabeo (30%) from Can Simón estate, Xarel•lo (40%) from Can Prats, in Sant Llorenç d’Hortons and Parellada (30%) from Can Castany, in Gelida.  Most of the vines are between 20 and 30 years old and planted on sandy limestone.

Traditional methode champenoise as practiced in the Champagne region of France. Rapid entry into the cellar by gravity. Gentle press with 50% extraction of free-run juice. Fermentation in small tanks at controlled temperature. Secondary fermentation in bottle.  Then 12 months en tirage before disgorgement.

Honestly, I don’t know how this sparkling wine can be produced so inexpensively, but who is arguing!!!  A sophisticated Cava that expresses the varietal characteristics of the indigenous varieties from Penedès.  Perfect for the a warm summer evening on the patio, entertaining, brunch, sashimi, tobiko, or BEST Cheers!