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Cava dell’Ara

Cava dell’Ara
NV Semi Seco, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$8.99
Best Buy

Cava dell’Ara
NV Semi Seco, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of baked apple, brioche, dried apricot, almond brittle, and petrol with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long pears in honey syrup, straw, lime cordial, and marmalade on toast finish with a suggestion of oak. A toasty cava for special occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked apple, brioche, dried apricot, almond brittle, and petrol
Taste Flavor: pears in honey syrup, straw, lime cordial, and marmalade on toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Manchego, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty cava for special occasions.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
104 Crandon Blvd, Suite 402
Key Biscayne, FL 33419
USA
1 305-365-0101

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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.