VinePair recognizes Grapes of Spain for delivering outstanding value Cava
Jul 03, 2019
VinePair Editor Tim McKirdy includes 3 Grapes of Spain Cavas in his article entitled: "Eight of the Best Cavas Under $15, Tasted and Ranked"
He offers a great introduction to the region, grapes and history of the appellation. (Did you know Cava could be made in Valencia, Aragón, Navarra, Rioja, and the Basque Country as well as Catalonia?)
After tasting more than 40 Cavas, Tim compiled his list of 8 best and ranked them in order. Here are our wines that were included:
#8 - Isaac Fernandez Seleccion ‘Biutiful’ Brut Rosé Cava
"A strikingly pink, 100-percent Garnacha rosé, this is a fresh, young sparkling wine, closer in style to a fruity Prosecco than a yeasty Champagne. Its rich depth of vibrant aromas and flavors includes blood orange, tangerine, strawberries, and raspberries."
#5 - 1+1=3 Brut
"This producer might have failed math class, but there’s no doubt about its winemaking credentials. Rich in
notes, this brut Cava smells like an apple turnover and is defined by pronounced doughy aromas. On the palate, it’s refreshingly acidic, with a crisp, lasting finish."
#2 - Isaac Fernandez Seleccion ‘Biutiful’ Brut Cava
"This is a traditionally made sparkling wine, rich with lees influence and refreshing citrus notes. In other words: It’s textbook Cava and a brilliant example of the value the category offers. Standout flavors and aromas include biscuits, melted butter, and lemon essence. A solid wine and an absolute steal."