Full Review

Bonaval

Bonaval
2015 Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
Best Buy

Bonaval
2015 Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Medium straw color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple and pear, hint of band-aid, and straw with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of lemon and tangerine curd, nectarine skin, and minerals with no oak flavor. A rock solid cava with bright acidity and tangy fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced apple and pear, hint of band-aid, and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon and tangerine curd, nectarine skin, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken Pizza, Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid cava with bright acidity and tangy fruit.

The Importer

Daqopa Brands

The Importer
8045 Quinalt Rd.
Blaine, WA 98230
USA
1 360-366-8228

Their Portfolio

89 Bonaval 2015 Brut, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $7.00.
93 Bonaval NV Brut Rosado, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $10.00.

Cava

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Cava is a term that refers to Spanish sparkling wine. The word means "cave" or "cellar"; while it is used for bubblies across the country, most examples come from Catalonia in the Penedes region in northeast Spain.

Cava is produced according to the classic method used in Champagne, although aging requirements are much shorter. While a few producers use Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the most common varieties in Cava are Macabeo, Paralleda (white) and Monastrell (red). Cava can be made as a white or rosé; the latter category is produced with the addition of red wine.

Most examples of Cava are value-oriented, costing between $12 and $15 on US retail shelves. Several large producers have made greet strides in this market and their entry level wines are meant for immediate consumption, while their special cuvées can age for three years or longer. Use Cava for an aperitif or for a moderately priced sparkling wine to accompany lighter seafood or poultry.