Cava, a delightful sparkling wine originating from Catalonia in northeastern Spain. Crafted using the traditional method like Champagne, Cava boasts a rich heritage and a distinct character.
At the heart of Cava production lie three grape varieties: Macabeo, Xarel·lo, and Parellada. While these grape varieties form the backbone, other distinguished grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir may also find their way into the blend, each contributing to this great sparkling wine.
How to spot a great Cava? Look for DO on the label which means the winery has adhered to the rigorous standards set forth by the Denominación de Origen (DO) Cava, ensuring impeccable quality.
Also look for "Gran Reserva" on the label as this indicates real luxury, meaning the wine must be aged in the cellars for no less than 30 months giving the wine great development.
If you prefer a more fruity style look for on the label for "Reserva" as this is half the time aging 15 months.
This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif, its crisp and fruity.
In honour of #InternatinalCavaDay, why not swap a glass of Champagne or Prosecco for Cava this week and instead, acquire a bottle of Cava from your local supermarket? With prices typically ranging from £5-£15, it's a bargain not to be missed. I can't wait to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences with me on social media by tagging @ElizabethWineGirl.
Cheers to discovering the effervescent wonders of Cava!
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