About Castillo de Perelada: Castillo de Perelada has played an important role in bringing Cava to world-wide recognition and has been known internationally for many years as a producer of high-class sparkling wines. Wine has been made at the Castillo Perelada since the Middle Ages, as shown in several documents and parchments from the period to be found in the library. When Miguel Mateu bought this ensemble of monuments in 1923, one of his primary objectives was to revitalize the wine producing tradition, a tradition that is more alive than ever these days and which has incorporated the most modern technology to create wines that make full use of the nuances of the soils and vines of the Empordà.
Arturo Suqué took charge of Perelada after the death of his father-in-law, Miguel Mateu, in 1972. For decades, he led a deep transformation based on an obsession for quality with a main goal: place Castillo Perelada among the most prestigious Spanish wineries.
Being faithful to Miguel Mateu’s love for culture, Arturo Suqué and his wife Carmen Mateu started the Peralada Castle Festival, a cultural event that is today internationally recognized.
The third generation, led by Javier Suqué Mateu, has committed to quality wines, planting and purchasing new vineyards and creating a great technical team. The research work which allows Perelada to bring out the best from the Empordà region is also remarkable.
The new Perelada Winery is a new step towards excellence. Designed to make great wines by RCR Architects, winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize. It is the first winery in Europe to have achieved LEED GOLD sustainability certification, with one of the most extensive and complete enotourism experiences in the country.
Description: A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Negra, Merlot, Syrah and Samso. High cherry red colour. The aroma is fruity with hints of black fruits, spicy with balsamic notes and a roasted background. Fresh, round, intense and balanced on the palate. It is a wine with a lot of personality and a long pleasant aftertaste.
Winemaking & ageing : Long maceration controlled at 25 degrees. 16 months in Bordeaux barrels, 50% fine American oak and 50% Allier French Oak.
Awards & Press :
- Gold medal, Vinalies Internationales, France 2023
“The deep garnet colour of this wine already shows all its potential. On the nose, it shows of blackberries with smoked hints but it is really once in the mouth that all the potential of this wine is revealed : unctuous with volume; the velvety tannins, well noticeable though underline a persistent wine” Tasting Note published by Vinalies