Cava: Our Staff Picks their Favorites
Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine that’s dry, delicious, and makes for an excellent Champagne alternative. The best examples are aged on the lees (the spent yeast cells used during fermentation) and display a complexity that rivals even the best Champagnes. Most Cava sparkling wine is produced in Catalonia and is either white or rosé. So, which one to try? Take some pointers from our sales associates Erik Guzinski and Josh Mizrahi.
Raventós i Blanc Cava Rosé de Nit – 2013
This is a very pretty Cava sparkling wine. Gentle red flowers come across on the nose and soft red fruit dances on the palate, while minerality and just enough acidity provide a sturdy backbone. The key here is the touch of Monastrell in the blend. It is the grape that allows the Xarel-lo and Macabeo to do what they do best. Grapes have been growing on the Raventós estate since 1496, a history that backs up the wonderful craftsmanship on display. A great wine for the price. -EG
Here it is! Your perfect brunch and cocktail sparkler. Mimosas and Bellinis? Bring it on! A dry Spanish sparkling wine with depth and crispness. Pair with good friends and good times this spring and summer. -JM