Spain’s Great Match New York 2022
Borrasca, Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A good, fruit-forward cava.[Read more]
I attended great presentation by Adam Waddell on the Cava DO held at CorkBuzz NYC.
I adore cava as the proletariat’s traditional method wine and enjoy it more often than any other bubbly.
We tasted Pares Balta Blanca Cusine 2012, Maset L’avi Pau Gran Reserva Brut Nature, Anna de Cordorniu Blancs de Blancs and Anna de Cordorniu Brut Rose.
A vintage 2012 cava costs just as much as an entry-level Champagne and is such a greater value complete with notes of brioche.
There are some new classification rules going into effect in January 2021 that you may be interested in learning more about.
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Viña Palaciega, Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A cava that highlights cava’s lighter-but-flavorful side buttressed by bright fruit.[Read more]
Villa Conchi, Brut Rosé Cava, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: If you enjoy cava, rosé cava is the next thing you should try like this fun, uncomplicated bottle from Villa Conchi.[Read more]
Biutiful, Brut Nature Cava, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A brut nature cava that presented in an accessible, straight-forward style.[Read more]
Penélope Sánchez, Cava Brut, Spain
Tasting Note: A medium-throttle cava that has all of cava’s classic characterizes in a soft, floral style.[Read more]
Masía De La Luz, Brut Cava, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A solid cava with more midpalate complexity than most.[Read more]
Aria, Estate Brut Cava, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A middle-of-the-pack cava that does the job of delivering.[Read more]
Marques de Monistrol, Selección Especial Brut Rosé Cava, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A bright, easy-going, red-fruit forward, cava that’s enjoyable and checks the porch-worthy, rosé-bubbly box.[Read more]