Full Review

Vallformosa

Vallformosa
Collecció Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: .1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Best Buy

Vallformosa
Collecció Brut, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: .1%
Brilliant yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candle wax, starfruit, and white mulberry jam with a lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, long melon, yellow apple, caramelized green pear, and coconut water finish. A sophisticated and nuanced Cava that is also simply delicious.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Savory & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: candle wax, starfruit, and white mulberry jam
Taste Flavor: melon, yellow apple, caramelized green pear, and coconut water
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Bay Scallops With A Beurre Blanc Sauce, Manchego, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sophisticated and nuanced Cava that is also simply delicious.

The Producer

Vallformosa Cava

The Producer
C La Sala 45
Vilobi del Penedes
Barcelona, 08735
Spain
34 -938978286

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.