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Tarantas

Tarantas
2015 Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.2%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99

Tarantas
2015 Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.2%
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple butter, root vegetables and turnip, dried canvas, and lemon curd with an lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and an appealing, brisk finish with earthy, cottony tannins and no oak flavor. A subtle wine with earthy notes that will dovetail nicely with food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: apple butter, root vegetables and turnip, dried canvas, and lemon curd
Taste Flavor: apple butter, root vegetables and turnip, dried canvas, and lemon curd
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Root Vegetables with Truffles, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A subtle wine with earthy notes that will dovetail nicely with food.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
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.