Full Review

Gran Barón

Gran Barón
Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

Gran Barón
Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest and beeswax with an lively, finely carbonated, bone-dry light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-length underripe pineapple finish. A zippy little Cava perfect for kicking off a long Tapas meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon zest and beeswax
Taste Flavor: underripe pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zippy little Cava perfect for kicking off a long Tapas meal.

The Producer

Vallformosa Cava

The Producer
C La Sala 45
Vilobi del Penedes
Barcelona, 08735
Spain
34 -938978286

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.