|91||View from the Cellar||This is a Brut Nature bottling from Marie Casanovas. The wine is composed of a blend of one-third each of the “big three” traditional grapes of great Cava, Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada. There is a bit of purchased juice in this cuvée, though the majority is from estate grown fruit. The wine sees a year and a half to two years aging sur latte, with this bottling disgorged in May of 2017. The wine delivers fine aromatic complexity in its mix of lemon, grapefruit, salty minerality, wild fennel and a touch of ocean breeze. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and very well-balanced for a non-dosé wine, with a good core, elegant mousse and lovely length and grip on the complex finish. This is really well done. 2018-2030+.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
|90||Wine & Spirits Magazine||With soft touches of peaches and cinnamon, this has the friendly character of a Cava to drink abundantly in summer. Its bubbles intensify that sensation of freshness and vivacity. Try it with sea bass tiradito.
August 2018 Issue
|90||Vinous Media||Pale yellow color. Ripe citrus/orchard fruits, a hint of honey and smoky lees on the deeply perfumed nose. Offers nicely concentrated orange, pear nectar and buttered toast flavors that are braced and sharpened by a core of juicy acidity. Finishes toasty and long, leaving hints of chamomile, succulent herbs and orange pith behind. (no dosage; disgorged on April 30, 2018; aged for 15 months on its lees before disgorgement)
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
|87||Wine Spectator||A well-balanced version, lightly creamy in texture and backed by lively acidity, showing flavors of glazed nectarine, slivered almond and chalk. Tangy finish. Drink now.
|The Washington Post||This vibrant cava, made without a “dosage” of sugar, is a prime example of why cava is often champagne’s best cheap imitator. This is an excellent budget choice for holiday toasts — stock up and use the unopened bottles to turn average weekdays into celebrations.|