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Celler Jan Vidal
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Cava 2019 Brut "vita vivet" Seleccio, D.O. Cava, Spain

Type: Cava
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Price: Up to 12.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Classical method - second fermentation in bottle and stainless steel
Varieties: Xarel.lo,
Registration number: #JV-L20304B

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Last reviewed: 9 February, 2021

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The white grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Martorella, Moltonach, Montañesa, Montona, Montònec, Montònech, Montònega, Montòneo, Montònero, Parellada Blanc, Perellada, Verda Grossa. It was already widespread in Aragon in the 14th century under different names. In the 15th century, the German doctor (personal physician of the king's daughter Mary of Castile) and hobby winemaker Jaume Roig (+1478) prepared a Montònec white wine, from which King Juan II. (1378-1479) was delighted with. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between the Spanish Hebén x unknown partner....

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