Full Review

Painous

Painous
NV Brut Cava, Catalonia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .05%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Painous
NV Brut Cava, Catalonia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cava

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .05%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of brown butter poached pear, marzipan, lemon and apple, and floating in the pool with the grill going with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish manifesting notes of dried apples, apricot jam, blanched almonds, and jasmine rice with no oak flavor. Layers of flavor from fruit to earth dance on the tongue for a classic expression of sparkling wine from Catalonia.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: brown butter poached pear, marzipan, lemon and apple, and floating in the pool with the grill going
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried apples, apricot jam, blanched almonds, and jasmine rice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Layers of flavor from fruit to earth dance on the tongue for a classic expression of sparkling wine from Catalonia.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.