Full Review

Bonaval

Bonaval
NV Brut Rosado, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10
Best Buy

Bonaval
NV Brut Rosado, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of white chocolate graham crackers, strawberries yogurt, plantain skin, and hint of rubber leaf with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-length pomegranate white raspberry relish, blood orange with cornichon, nut brittle, and wet limestone finish with a suggestion of oak. A rich flavorful cava with mouthwatering acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: white chocolate graham crackers, strawberries yogurt, plantain skin, and hint of rubber leaf
Taste Flavor: pomegranate white raspberry relish, blood orange with cornichon, nut brittle, and wet limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Fajitas, Ham With Mostarda, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich flavorful cava with mouthwatering acidity.

The Importer

Daqopa Brands

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

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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.