Maria Casanovas Cava Brut de Brut Reserva

"The lightness of step of the finest Cavas is very much in evidence in this classy wine." —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Cava D.O.
30% Macabeo, 30% Xarel•lo, and 40% Parellada
300 meters / lime-rich clay with abundant gravel
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Hand harvested starting in the second week of September
Grapes were whole-cluster pressed and fermented separately
Second fermentation and aging in its own bottle for a minimum of 15 months, no dosage.
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Maria Casanovas Cava Brut de Brut Reserva NV
92 (WE) 90 (VM) 90 (VfC) ** (WP)
Score Publication Review Copy
92 Wine Enthusiast This almost-clear sparkling wine is softly effervescent. A bouquet of Granny Smith apple and toast leads to green pear, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors that evaporate in a bright finish. Best Buy.
Mike DeSimone; Issue June - July 2023
90 Vinous Media Pale yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh citrus zest, green apple, white flowers and dusty minerals, along with a hint of succulent herbs. Mineral-laced orange zest and orchard fruit flavors are complemented by a spicy hint of ginger. Finishes long, firm and dry, with a refreshing touch of bitterness. Lot L-12/18T1D2EC, disgorged on September 26, 2019. 2021- 2024
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
90 View from the Cellar The Maria Casanovas Cava Brut Reserva is crafted from a blend of forty percent Parellada and thirty percent each of Xarel-lo and Macabeu, with all of the fruit hailing from organically farmed vineyards. It is from the base year of 2020 and was disgorged in September of 2022. The wine offers up a vibrant nose of fresh lime, sweet grapefruit, salty minerality, a touch of bread dough and a lovely topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and beautifully mineral-driven, with a good core, elegant mousse and a long, vibrant and impeccably balanced finish that is light on its feet. This is a lovely Brut Nature Cava. 2023-2040.
Issue #103 - January/February 2023.
** The Washington Post Score: **1/2 Stars(Between Excellent and Exceptional)
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.
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