Biutiful Cava Brut NV

"offers up a clean and vibrant nose of green apple, menthol, a touch of leesiness, salty minerality and a smoky topnote...this is a well-made wine and a very good value" —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Cava D.O.
80% Macabeo from 40 year old vines and 20% Chardonnay from 15 year old vines
650-750 meters / calcareous clay
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Hand and machine harvested fruit
Individual varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks
Aged for a minimum of 12 months and up to 18 months on the lees prior to disgorging
Wine Name
Biutiful Cava Brut NV NV
89 (VM) 88 (WE) 88 (IWR) 88 (VfC)
Score Publication Review Copy
89 Vinous Media (aged for 18 months on its lees; Lot #6169124) Pale yellow. Aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits, musky herbs and white flowers, backed by a subtle mineral note. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering fresh orange, peach and honeysuckle flavors and slow-building spiciness. Closes with good clarity and thrust, leaving candied ginger and floral notes behind.
88 The Wine Enthusiast Green apple, citrus and distant celery aromas feed into a fresh, peppy, citrusy palate with tangerine, lime and pink grapefruit flavors. The finish is citrusy like the palate, meaning it’s bright, juicy and dry.
88 International Wine Review Also an 80/20 blend of Macabeo and Chardonnay, this is a fruity sparkler that’s full in the mouth and finely textured with very good length.
88 View from the Cellar The non-vintage Brut bottling of Biutiful from Isaac Fernandez is the same blend as the Brut Nature- eighty percent Macabeu augmented with twenty percent Chardonnay. It is aged the same fifteen months on the fine lees, but is finished with a dosage that brings it up to eight grams per liter of residual sugar, in contrast to the 1.1 grams of the Brut Nature. The wine offers up a clean and vibrant nose of green apple, menthol, a touch of leesiness, salty minerality and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is focused, full-bodied and frothy, with a good core, nice mineral undertow and plenty of acids to carry its dosage with bounce and precision. The finish is not as long as the very top examples of Cava, but this is a well-made wine and a very good value at fourteen dollars a bottle here in New York. 2016-2023.
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