• Tue. Nov 29th, 2022

Wine 101: Cava

Oct 7, 2022 , , , ,

By Wanda Haynes, CS

Cava is made in the same method as Champagne known as Method Traditional: cava takes the spotlight as Spain’s sparkling jewel. Hailing from the Penedès region of Northeast Catalonia, cava is produced from three grapes: macabeo, xarel-lo, and parellada. This delicious wine can be sweet, dry, and rose.

The price of a cava seems nearly ridiculous compared to the high standards by which it’s produced. The bead also known as the bubbles is fine and silky. A lovely nose of yeast rolls and white fruit. Tastes of cream, buttered toast, and almonds lavish the palette. Perfect to serve with brunch or a sushi luncheon.