The Cavas of Castillo Perelada are excellent and exceptionally good value for their price. There are a number of types to choose from ranked here by ascending quality. Drink the Cava Extra Brut, Brut Reserva, or Chardonnay as aperitif, Brut Rosado as aperitif or with fish dishes, and the sublime Gran Claustro for festive occasions. The Marc de Cava of Castillo Perelada is an exceptionally pleasing surprise. The rosados of Gamatxa or Gamatxa and Cariñena, with or without a little Ull de Liebre (Tempranillo), are outstanding. These are dry Spanish wines that are lithe and fruity with characteristic elegant cherry red colour. The lightly sparkling Cresta Rosa of Cavas del Ampurdan is a delicious surprise with their gentle fruity rosé wines that are lightly sparkling through natural fermentation by the cuve close method. Drinking temperature for this Spanish wine 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

Look out for the rare Cabernet Sauvignon rosados, which are of a different calibre to the other rosé Spanish wines with their pale strawberry red colouring, rich and fresh fruitiness combined with elegance, refined structure, and Mediterranean warmth. Drink this good Spanish wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

Dry empurda Spanish wineAmpurdan-Costa Brava whites vary from bodega to bodega, depending on the varieties of grapes used, the method of vinification, and the wine-maker. Most of the wine is of the traditional Garnatxa Blanca and Macabeo grape, sometimes supplemented with juice from Garnatxa Tinta for additional body, Xarel-lo, or even Chardonnay for greater roundness. All these Spanish wines are fresh, fruity and modem wines for drinking when young. A very special wine and also one of the best selling wines of Spain is the lightly sparkling Blanc Pescador of Cavas del Ampurdan. This Vino de aguja natural is produced by natural fermentation by the sealed tank method. Bottle temperature for drink this Spanish wine is 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).