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Castellroig

Castellroig
NV Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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2017 Top 2 Best Spanish Cava

Castellroig
NV Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Clear straw green color. Fresh, yeasty aromas and flavors of greenhouse, cucumber, white flowers, palmier cookie, and dried tropical fruit with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish with soft, fruit tannins. A rich and yeasty cava for celebrations and toasts.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: greenhouse, cucumber, white flowers, palmier cookie, and dried tropical fruit
Taste Flavor: greenhouse, cucumber, white flowers, palmier cookie, and dried tropical fruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Guacamole & Chips, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and yeasty cava for celebrations and toasts.

The Importer

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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.