Balma Brut Nature Reserva 2016

Traditional Price €38
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If you like Cava, you’ll love this. If you don’t like Cava, you've still got to try this. This is classic Penedès sparkling wine.

Penedès 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.




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



Region of origin


Appellation (if applicable)

D.O. Penedès



Alcohol %


Pressure (bar) (if sparkling)




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


Is this wine organic?

In conversion



Sustainably produced?


Suitable for vegans?

Ageing potential (years)


Ideal drinking window 


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

Based on 5 reviews
J.S. (Dublin)
2016 is past its best

Sadly the any vibrancy has gone and now too biscuity and overipe fruit

Sorry that you didn't like this one Jonathan, I wonder was it a bad bottle as we were enjoying this last week at an event and it was still very vibrant and refreshing.

Either way I have sent you a gift card to the value of the bottle so you can enjoy something else on us in your next order!

Cheers Eamon

Siobhan (Leeds)
Full of flavour

Very moreish

Liz Walsh
Really liked it .

Had it as pre dinner drink

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.

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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