Cava Time

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Pasternak Imports

Bubbles! We all know how much I love bubbles. In 2010 (or was it 2009? My years are starting to blend together…) I made it a goal to drink more bubbles. I did pretty well with that goal and as a result we’ve incorporated sparkling wine into our everyday wine rotations. Nothing makes a Tuesday or Thursday night special like a glass of bubbly! Tonight we tried the NV Paul Cheneau Cava Blanc de Blancs. It had a traditional Champagne closure, clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume, and retails for about $9.

On the nose I got lemon, yeast, pear, and nutty and toast aromas. In the mouth I found lots of fruit, lemon, pear, and peach mostly. Overall the wine had great acidity and I found it to be crisp and fruity. In my notes I wrote “I just found a new house sparkler.” For $9, it’s easily a perfect weekday sparkler.

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3 Responses

  1. I definitely a fan of Cava. A lot of bang for the buck. Enjoyed a lot of Barcino last summer.

  2. There’s nothing in the wine-world I love more than bubbles…. except for a really good deal on bubbles. I’ve never had that one! Time to go shopping! Cheers

  3. I love cava! The prices are usually so affortable and the quality is amazing! Thanks for the post I will have to look this one up!

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