Balma Brut Nature Reserva 2016

Traditional Price €32
WineSpark Price €18.25
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If you like Cava, you’ll love this. If you don’t like Cava, you’ll love this. This is classic Penedes sparkling wine.

Penedes is a small but dynamic wine region, one hour west of Barcelona, with perfect growing conditions to make world-class sparkling wine.

It’s a blend of the classic Cava varietals, Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada, but with more ageing than your standard Cava. The result is a rich, creamy yet refreshing fizz, with extra-fine bubbles and complexity.

This wine goes amazingly well with food and you’ll find it served at several Michelin-starred restaurants in the region.

Type 

Sparkling

Grape(s) 

50% Xarel·lo, 40% Macabeu, 10% Parellada

Country

Spain

Region of origin

Penedès

Appellation (if applicable)

D.O. Penedès

Vintage

2016

Alcohol %

12%

Pressure (bar) (if sparkling)

5.3

Oak?

No

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

Contains sulphites

Average age of vines

20-40 years old

Soil type(s)

Limestone and clay

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

In conversion

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Ageing potential (years)

8

Ideal drinking window 

2021-2024

When I started looking for Cava for WineSpark, my Spanish winemaker friends talked me out of it. ‘Forget Cava’, they said, ‘It’s all about Penedes’. I heard it from enough people in the know to take notice.

Penedes is a pretty progressive place, as wine regions go. Since 2017 for example, all sparkling wine must be organic. 

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Goes wonderfully with any celebration / welcome drinks, and locals would have this with paella.

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Customer Reviews

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Siobhan (Leeds)
Full of flavour

Very moreish

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Liz Walsh
Really liked it .

Had it as pre dinner drink

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Colum O'Keeffe (Strand)
Top notch

This is a really great sparkling wine - especially for the price. Often looking for solid Cremants/Cavas and often have to shoot to €25-€30 to get comparable quality. Recommended.

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Lyndall Bates (Booterstown)
very refreshing bubbles great shared with friends and family

drank this wine with neighbours for a meal but could be equally drunk on its own as refreshing and delightfully fizzy
will definitely order again
great value too

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