Definition - What does Xarel-lo mean?
Xarel-lo is a light skinned white wine grape varietal from the region of Catalonia in northern Spain. Though it can be used to make different wine varieties, it is mostly used in the production of a sparkling wine known as Cava.
Xarel-lo grapes have thick skins, high quantities of polyphenols, and its juice contains an amazing balance of acids and sugars. Consequently, Xarel-lo adds an acid structure to wine and it is among the top reasons why it is considered as one of Spain’s finest wine varietals. There are different ways of spelling Xarel-lo in different languages, in Catalan Xarel.lo is spelled with a dot, but in other languages, the dot is replaced with a hyphen or removed.
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