Bodegas Naveran, Dama Cava Brut 2013, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A crowed-pleasing cava that is easy on the palate with a little more complexity than most cavas.
Lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of tropical fruit including apricot, quince, ripe pear and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cava echoes flavors suggested on the nose along with a gentle mouthfeel.
Bottle Note: Michel Parellada. Estate grown and bottled. Grapes – 85% chardonnay and 15% parellada. The Wine – This elegant cava is fresh and bright with a creamy textured backbone and heaps of tiny bubbles where dominates chardonnay. Aged 24 months on lees; a complex sparkler with long finish. Location – Within the Penedés DO (Zone 5), in the Alt Penedés sub-region, south of Barcelona (northeastern Spain), at an altitude of 827 ft. Soil – The topsoil is composed of limestone, good for drainage with sand and clay for subsoil. Clay is good for water retention. Climate – Temperature between April and October averages 66.3°F. Days are hot with moderate night temperatures.
Importer: Ole, New Rochelle, New York
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: October 26, 2016