5 Reasons to Get to Know Parés Baltà Winery
Looking for wines that are environmentally responsible and rooted in heritage, yet innovative and yummy? It’s time to meet the wines and winemakers at Parés Baltà.
1.Learn about 200+ years of winemaking
Located in Pacs del Penedès, Spain, members of the Cusiné family have been growing vines on the estate and making wines since 1790. Currently in the hands of three generations, the business of Parés Baltà Winery is primarily run by grandsons, Joan and Josep Cusiné Carol.
2. Celebrate female winemakers
Joan and Josep may run the business side, but it’s their wives, Maria Elena Jimenez and Marta Casas, who are the winemakers and oenologists. While Maria Elena and Marta respect the heritage of their old estate, they bring a fresh, innovative spirit to their wines, which you can taste in every bottle. These brilliant women are also the faces of Parés Baltà, adorning the back labels of the bottles and signaling their critical role at the winery.
3. Be a responsible steward of the Earth
When you pick up a Parés Baltà bottle, a bright butterfly is quick to inform that their wines are certified organic and biodynamic (Demeter). They do not irrigate, instead relying only on rainfall and groundwater. The family is very proud of their organic values and puts them at the center of their cultivation and winemaking.
4. Enjoy delicious, diverse wines
Looking for red, white, rosé, or Cava? Parés Baltà has you covered in all categories. Thanks to their proximity to the Mediterranean, they are able to make a range of wines with great character and depth. My personal favorite is the Ros de Pacs, a rosé from Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Slightly sweet and plenty refreshing, its vibrant color is matched by lively flavors of raspberry and strawberry.
5. Get great value at friendly price points
Their Microcuvée line can reach $80 a pop but many of their wines are comfortably $20 per bottle. That rosé I mentioned? Only $15. And my favorite white from their range, Calcari Xerello, runs for $20. You would be hard-pressed to find a better value anywhere else in the world.