Friday, January 4, 2013

Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wines)

The following is my list of reviewed Cava sparkling wines. This list is intended to be convenient and comparative, but it is also an attempt to accommodate smart phones users.
As any work in progress, this list is incomplete.
Availability is a main factor, and variety is hard to come by in New Hampshire.
All wines reviewed were bought at the New Hampshire State Liquor Stores unless otherwise noted.
Cava, unlike Prosecco, is made from three main grapes (Macabeu, Parellada, and Xarello), but many other wines maybe added as well. For more information see Wikipedia (Cava).

Campo Viejo NV Brut Cava Rosé, $9.99-$12.99, 87 points
Codorniu Traditional Brut Cava, $8.99-$10.99, 86 points
Freixenet Cava, $10.99-$12.99, 87 points
Gramona Gran Cuvee 2008 Cava, $16.99-$18.99, 89 points
Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava, $6.95-$11.99, 87 points
Llopart Reserva Brut 2011 Rose Cava, Spain, $22.99-$24.99, 92 points
Mistingguett Brut Cava, $7.99-$15.99, 90 points
Montsarra Brut Cava, $16.99, 91 points
Naveran Cava, $12.74-$16.99, 92 points
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava, $9.99-$11.99, 90 points


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