Moxie and I have just moved to Virginia, where the local Costco sells wine and beer. I picked this bottle of Cava up for under $8, yes $7.99 to be precise. That is a killer price for a traditional method sparkling wine. Was it any good? You betcha.
Pale golden yellow with a fine mousse. Aromas of bread dough, lemon pith, green apple, biscuit. Very refreshing on the palate with smooth bubbles, dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (-) bodied with excellent textural feel. The flavors mirror the nose but more on the fruit side versus the autolytic components. This blend of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo gets at least 89 points from me and 5 stars. It’s my new go-to summer slurper. We are serving up some charcuterie with it. (P.s. I went back for case). Salut….