Macabeo, Parellada, Chardonnay, Xarel-lo
Exuberant aromas of fresh peaches, nectarine, apple and Meyer lemon are joined by a note of white blossoms and a faint hint of pastry, which is evidence of this style of winemaking. It's bright and inviting, with fine, persistent bubbles in the glass.
Bone dry, but so full of flavours of ripe peach and nectarine that you'd be forgiven for thinking there might be a hint of sweetness. The bubbles persist across the palate, and the finish is dry, with a bracing acidity. This is a perfect bottle for summer!
Match with light appetizers like a plate of fresh, seasonal fruit served with soft cheeses, or simply sip on its own the next time you're celebrating.
From Granny Smith to Red Delicious, apple makes for a delightfully crisp aroma.
Fuzzy peach candies, or real-life fuzzy peaches fresh from a fresh B.C fruit stand.
Common in cool climate white wines, this aroma can range from fresh citrus to lemon zest.
That yeasty, slightly sour aroma that embodies the promise of freshly baked bread.
You just received a bouquet from a secret admirer and the smell is intoxicating.
2021 - 2026
Cava, Spain's most famous sparkling wine, began life as an effort to emulate the success of France's Champagne. Adopting the technique of re-fermenting wine in bottles after a trip to France, Josep Raventós made the first Cavas in 1872. Rather than using Champagne's trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, however, Cava producers turned to local high-acid whites like Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada. These three grapes remain the backbone of most Cavas, though in recent years many producers have begun including Chardonnay and other international grapes in their blends.
Cava producers can also be thanked for the popularization of the most important modern technology in sparkling wine production: the gyropalette. The ability to automate the process of riddling bottles, which is a critical step in making traditional-method sparkling wine, allowed Cava producers to bring their wines to market at significantly lower prices than Champagne. Cava remains one of the best bang-for-your-buck experiences in the sparkling wine category, and this Brut Nature (the driest category of Cava) from Naveran is no exception!
Serve this celebratory bottle at a well-chilled 6 C.
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