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Parxet

Parxet
2014 Brut Reserva, Cava

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Certified Organic
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Parxet
2014 Brut Reserva, Cava

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of soft citric notes and meyer lemon, root vegetable notes and turnip, salinity, and toasted yeast with a lively, finely carbonated, dryish medium-full body and an intricate, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A very good example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: soft citric notes and Meyer lemon, root vegetable notes and turnip, salinity, and toasted yeast
Taste Flavor: soft citric notes and meyer lemon, root vegetable notes and turnip, salinity, and toasted yeast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Korean Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very good example.

The Importer

Biagio Cru

The Importer
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Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
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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.