Mistingguett Brut Cava, $7.99-$15.99, 90 points, poured a light brass color with a short-lived head of foam (bubbles were medium-sized).
Aromas were shy, but pleasant traces of nutmeg, black pepper, honeysuckle, and melon notes were good.
Light, crisp with good acidity, refreshingly clean, well-managed stony flavors with delicate flowery touches, kiwi, and melon rind were outstanding.
Finished very long on the trailing palate, hints of ginger, and a well-balanced 11.5% alcohol.
Varietals were, 40% Xarel-lo (keep in mind that this varietal is known by at least seven other names), 30% Macabeo, and 30% Parellada. Ah, the wonderful world of Spanish wines!
Paired remarkably well with my loaded hot dogs, which I have less often than Cava.
Once again a Spanish wine proves to be a remarkable value.
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