Now I Know My Wine-Phabet: X is for Xarel-lo

Posted on November 28, 2012

In this new series called “Now I know my Wine-phabet”, I will explore letter by letter wine and what I believe are some of the most important and/or influential aspects in the world of wine.  Since I am only choosing one topic per letter, many will be missed.  Hopefully these posts come across as being whimsical and informative.

xarel-loXarel-lo is a Spanish grape which is one of the main components of Cava.  Some producers are using it to produce high quality still wines.  Here is a little jingle that pays homage to this under rated white grape.  For more about this grape visit this site, Catavino.

My Xarel-lo

Oo my little acidic one, acidic one
What are you doing to my wine, Xarel-lo?
Oo you make my cava fun, my cava fun
You keep bringing it all the time, my Xarel-lo
Never gonna stop, drink it up, such a pretty wine
I always get it up, cause your aromas are so fine
My-ee-ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
Ma ma ma my Xarel-lo

They call you Pansa blanca, over there
Those slate soils really make you shine, my Xarel-lo
What is your history, so very spicy
Your cava is good but you make great still wine, my Xarel-lo
Never gonna stop, drink it up, such a pretty wine
I always get it up, cause your aromas are so fine
My-ee-ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
Ma ma ma my Xarel-lo

You’re intense and chalky, so chalky
You’re one of three in my wine, my Xarel-lo
So green apple-ly, apple-ly
Your lively presence I cannot deny, my Xarel-lo
Never gonna stop, drink it up, such a pretty wine
I always get it up, cause your aromas are so fine
My-ee-ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Myee ey-ee by-ee ahee ah woo!
Ma ma ma my Xarel-lo
Ma ma ma my Xarel-lo

Ooooh my Xarel-lo
Ooooh my Xarel-lo

w is for walla walla

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