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Mistinguett

Mistinguett
Brut Rosé, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Mistinguett
Brut Rosé, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.1%
Brilliant salmon orange color. Aromas of dried strawberry, underripe cherry, and palm leaf with a bright, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a brisk green strawberry and cured meat finish. A crushable and lightly savory Cava rose prefect for outdoor activities with friends.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried strawberry, underripe cherry, and palm leaf
Taste Flavor: green strawberry and cured meat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Lobster Roll, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crushable and lightly savory Cava rose prefect for outdoor activities with friends.

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.