Full Review

Princesa

Princesa
NV Brut Rosé, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16.99

Princesa
NV Brut Rosé, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Steely amber color. Aromas and flavors of dusty peach, marinated strawberry, iodine, and watermelon candy with a supple, bright, effervescent, dryish light body and a sleek, quick finish. An everyday sparkler.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dusty peach, marinated strawberry, iodine, and watermelon candy
Taste Flavor: dusty peach, marinated strawberry, iodine, and watermelon candy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An everyday sparkler.

The Producer or Importer

Quintessential Wines

The Producer or  Importer
18 Weyburn Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
USA
1 914-882-4285

Their Portfolio

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87 Buscado 2016 Grenache, Spain 14.5% (Spain) $9.99.
86 Buscado 2017 Tempranillo, Tierra de Castilla 14% (Spain) $9.99.
BR Gina 2017 Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
90 Gina NV Casa Rossa Sweet Red , Italy 5% (Italy) $12.99.
88 Gina NV Moscato, Provincia di Pavia IGP 5% (Italy) $17.99.
87 Gina NV Dark Red Flavored Wine, Italy 5.0% (Italy) $17.99.
87 Gina NV Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
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86 Luisi 2015 Chianti Riserva DOCG 13.5% (Italy) $17.99.
88 Luisi 2017 Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
87 Luisi 2017 Pinot Grigio, Collio Bianco 12.5% (Italy) $17.99.
87 New Age NV White Dessert Wine, Mendoza 9% (Argentina) $12.99.
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BR New Age NV Red, San Rafael 6% (Argentina) $12.99. - Bronze Medal
88 Obsession 2018 Symphony, California 12% (USA) $11.99.
92 Princesa NV Brut Nature, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $16.99.
BR Princesa NV Brut Rosé, Cava DO 12% (Spain) $16.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Tropical NV Mango Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
86 Tropical NV Passion Fruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
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88 Tropical NV Peach Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.
BR Tropical NV Strawberry Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Tropical NV Grapefruit Moscato, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Valentin V 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza 13% (Argentina) $11.99.
88 Valentin V 2017 Malbec, Mendoza 13% (Argentina) $11.99.
87 Valentin V 2017 Syrah, Mendoza 13% (Argentina) $11.99.
BR Vino dei Fratelli 2017 Moscato d’Asti 5.5% (Italy) $17.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Vino dei Fratelli 2019 Moscato D’Asti, Piedmont 5.5% (Italy) $17.99.

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.