Cava Funambul Brut Nature, Entre Vinyes 2016
Xarel-lo - Macabeo - Parellada. Penedes, Spain
A gorgeous, zippy and fresh dry Cava made from old vineyards in the protected park of Foix, Penedes. The wine spends over two years on its yeasts in the bottle, but this is very much a fruit-led sparkling wine. There are some notes of yeastiness as expected from this traditional style but this is as unmanipulated as cava gets. Super pure, and an absolute pleasure to drink.
Made by Maria & Pep, a couple who started from scratch in 2012 after taking over some old vineyards, and have slowly built this project into the successful and experimental winery it is today