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Guilera Green Xarel·la 2012

The Guilera Green Xarel·la 2012 is a Brut Nature Gran Reserva cava from Cava Guilera. This cava is a monovarietal made entirely from the Xarel·lo grape, a variety that is central to the identity of the Penedès region. Below is a detailed overview of its features, awards, and tasting notes:

Technical Details

Type: Brut Nature Gran Reserva

Sugar: Brut Nature, indicating no sugar is added after the second fermentation.

Aging Category: Gran Reserva, aged for more than 132 months, showcasing an extended aging process that far exceeds the standard for Gran Reserva cavas.

Grape Varieties: 100% Xarel·lo, highlighting the unique characteristics of this indigenous grape.

Alcohol Content: 12% vol.

Volume: 75 cl.

Designation: DO CAVA

Storage Temperature: Below 18°C

Recommended Serving Temperature: 6 – 8°C


The Guilera Green Xarel·la has garnered recognition for its exceptional quality:

Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023: Silver and 93 points (2012 vintage)

Decanter DWWA 2021: Bronze and 89 points (2012 vintage)

Premis Vinari 2019: Gold for Best Old Reserve Sparkling Wine (2012 vintage)

Premis Vinari 2019: Silver in the DO Cava category (2012 vintage)

Pedro Ballesteros MW & Decanter 2018: 92 points (2012 vintage)

Tasting Notes

The Green Xarel·la is described as a singular and refreshing cava, with a fine and elegant bubble, aromas and flavors of green apple, toasted nuances from the long aging, and an absolutely refreshing palate. It expresses the essence of the Xarel·lo grape and is considered the winery's most versatile cava. It is ideal for enjoying by the glass, with appetizers, or a substantial meal, and pairs particularly well with fish and seafood.