Lady of Spain
This Brut cava was also a delight. The wine is a pale straw color. The bubbles are tight and ongoing. The nose has notes of apple and french bread. The palate has flavors of apple and lemon. This cava is dry, but not too dry. It has that right balance that makes it be a great wine to sip alone or a great wine to pair with food. This cava is a hands down winner as an alternative to sparkling wine or champagne. This cava pairs well with fresh goat cheese, light appetizers, seafood, and roast chicken. SRP $13.99
As noted on the labels, the Paul Cheneau wines are made in the French Method. This cava has a beautiful, festive, pink salmon color. The bubbles are tight and ongoing. The nose has aromas of strawberries, rose petals and toast. The palate has the same flavors as noted in the nose; a combination of red fruit, rose petals (which adds an herbal note) on the mid palate, along with toast or bread notes. This wine would pair well with Purple Haze fresh goat cheese, salmon, poultry, and even fried chicken for a southern style pairing, SRP $13.99
This cava is a light straw color. The nose is filled with candied apples and toast. The bubbles are tight and ongoing. I want to note that I had this wine stored in the fridge for a few days sealed with a stopper made for sparkling wine. The bubbles were still there after a couple of days; I loved that about this cava. The palate had those same candied apple and toast flavors. This is a cava that would be great to serve to people who like a sweeter wine. I also think this makes a great dessert wine. I would pair this with with an apple gallette. SRP $13.99
In closing, I really feel that these Spanish sparklers made with a French twist are what I call "bang for the buck" wines. Don't wait for a special occasion to enjoy them. Celebrate life everyday!