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Mistinguett

Mistinguett
Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

Mistinguett
Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.1%
Straw color. Aromas of meyer lemon and celery leaf with a finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a short lemon curd, key lime, and sidewalk chalk finish. A quaffable citrusy Cava for salads and seafood courses alike.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: meyer lemon and celery leaf
Taste Flavor: lemon curd, key lime, and sidewalk chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Salad, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A quaffable citrusy Cava for salads and seafood courses alike.

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.