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Vallformosa

Vallformosa
Collecció Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22

Vallformosa
Collecció Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir, Cava DO

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
Dusty silvery amber color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of cranberry relish, herbal honey, and lilacs with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a complex, medium-long spiced pomegranate and coconut, blood orange and kiwi, and hint of herbal cherry lozenge finish with no oak. A rich and intricate rosé Cava with enticing layers of fruit, spice, and herbs.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: cranberry relish, herbal honey, and lilacs
Taste Flavor: spiced pomegranate and coconut, blood orange and kiwi, and hint of herbal cherry lozenge
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Duck Reuben Sandwich, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and intricate rosé Cava with enticing layers of fruit, spice, and herbs.

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.