Viña Palaciega, Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A cava that highlights cava’s lighter-but-flavorful side buttressed by bright fruit.
Medium-intensity lemon in color with tight, small, persistent bubbles, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of a mix of fresh-green-and-golden apple, pear, starfruit and blossom with hints of caramel.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cava has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a medium finish.
The sparkling wine is straightforward and good in its dimension.
Perfect as aperitif or paired with a meal.
Bottle Note: Sparkling wine fermented in this bottle. 100% Macabeo. Produced using the traditional cava method of fermentation in bottle, this wine spends at a minimum nine months in bottle. Showcases a wonderful deep golden color with a rich nose of fruit and fiery spices accenting the flavors of crystalized honey, toast points and citrus on the palate. Enjoy with crab cakes, oysters, salads, chicken and all desserts. Perfect for all celebratory occasions!
Importer: Tri-Vin Imports Inc., New Rochelle, New York
Tasting Date: March 8, 2021