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
91 (VfC) 90 (W&S) 90 (VM) 89+ (VfC) ** (WP)
Score Publication Review Copy
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. 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
89+ View from the Cellar The current release of Marie Casanovas Cava “Brut de Brut” non-vintage Reserva was disgorged in September of 2019 and spent fifteen months aging sur latte. It is composed of a blend of forty percent Parellada and thirty percent each of Xarel-lo and Macabeu and is nondosé. It offers up a bright and classic bouquet of lime peel, salty minerality, quinine, lemongrass and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, complex and full, with a good core, lovely mineral drive, frothy mousse and very good length and grip on the well-balanced and light on its feet finish. This is very good Cava. 2020-2035.
Issue #86 - March/April 2020
** 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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