Tag Archives: Cava

Avinyó Reserva Brut Cava, NV, Penedés, Spain

16 Jan

DSC03212Wonderful toasty aromas and bright green apple flavors are underlined by grace notes of roasted almond. Lovely depth coupled with a minerally, lingering finish make this a gorgeously versatile sparkler. $20


Vallformosa Cava Brut Clasic, NV, Spain

12 Jan

18This is some bang-up bubbles for the money! The nose expresses a mixture of green apple and apricot, with hints of toastiness on the finish. The aromas continue to the palate, which is mouthwatering and refreshing. Great as an aperitif, even better throughout any meal that seems like a celebration. $18

Gran Sarao Brut Cava, NV, Penedès, Spain

13 Aug

DSCN1779-001While most Spanish sparkling wine houses source their grapes from far and wide chasing a “house style,” “grower” Cavas are expressions of a single vineyard or estate. This one shows notes of yeasty bread, apricot, green apples and wet stone, and the tiny bubbles are a delight to behold. In addition to the traditional Cava grape varieties, a small percentage of Chardonnay is added to the cuvee for extra richness and florality. Pop it with some simply grilled fish and this bubbly will turn any evening into a celebration. $12