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Parxet

Parxet
2011 Gran Reserva MC, Cava

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Certified Organic
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Parxet
2011 Gran Reserva MC, Cava

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Bright light gold color. Aromas and flavors of spiced green apples, lemon butter, brioche, and dried canvas with a lively, dry full body and a complex, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. An excellent example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced green apples, lemon butter, brioche, and dried canvas
Taste Flavor: spiced green apples, lemon butter, brioche, and dried canvas
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Confit, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent example.

The Importer

Biagio Cru

The Importer
73 Powerhouse Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
USA
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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.