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Princesa

Princesa
NV Brut Nature, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Princesa
NV Brut Nature, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Gold color. Floral, inviting aromas of candied meyer lemon, yuzu marmalade, candied pineapple, sweet basil, and salted parker roll with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long creme brulee, sunflower, and pastry crust finish with light oak flavor. A richly structured sparkler that will stand the test of time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: candied meyer lemon, yuzu marmalade, candied pineapple, sweet basil, and salted parker roll
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, sunflower, and pastry crust
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Paté, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly structured sparkler that will stand the test of time.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
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Napa, CA 94559
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.