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Celler Pardas "Blau Cru" Malvasia de Sitges '18


Celler Pardas "Blau Cru" Malvasia de Sitges '18

Malvasia de Sitges was once an important variety, often used to make sweet wines around the town of Sitges. After phylloxera, the grape essentially vanished, only to make a slow comeback that began in the 1980's. Today, only a few hectares remain of the varietal.

Ramón Parera and Jordi Arnan are one of the few that have been organically working with Malvasia de Sitges, and for some time. Initially, they were exclusively blending it into a cuvée called "Rupestris." They now believe the grape can stand on its own, and have recently introduced this brand new wine called "Blau Cru." We are thrilled to have you try the 2018 vintage of this wine, that just landed!

Malvasia de Sitges is a grape with a lot of natural acidity, and the 2018 vintage captured exceptionally vibrant acidity. It also classically displays great minerality. So much so that Ramón has referred to it as a Mediterranean version of Riesling. While there are some similarities to Dry Riesling, Malvasia de Sitges in the hands of Celler Pardas stands out on its own.

This wine is absolutely gorgeous, with aromatics of fresh white peach, lemon, fruit blossom flowers and mineral. On the palate there a good core of citrus fruit, along with a medium weight body, silky texture, and long vibrant finish. Contrary to its past, this is a dry wine, aged in stainless steel and on its lees for 8 months. The racy acidic quality will keep you coming back for more, yearning for fresh seafood and summer porch hangs.




Producer Celler Pardas
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Malvasia di Sitges


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Penedès, Spain


Celler Pardas is located in the Alt Penedès region of Catalunya, an area well known for being the heart of Cava country (Spain's sparkling wine). They have chosen, however, not to make sparkling wine, rather they focus on still wines produced from local varieties.

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