Blind tasting review
Casteller Cava
Casteller Cava

Style Sparkling Country Spain Price $13
Vintage tasted NV Grapes Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel-lo

Overview Cava, Spain’s most famous bubbly, is the hot thing in the world of inexpensive sparkling wine. It’s usually sharp and clean, with few of the yeasty or creamy flavors that define a good Champagne. That refreshing quality, along with impressive value, makes Cava the ideal summer bubbly for sipping on the porch with friends. For the second year in a row, Casteller’s Cava is creamier and yeastier than most of its kin—a good transition wine for Champagne drinkers looking to find a sparkling wine they can drink without requiring a special occasion.

Nose Apples (a common Cava aroma), buttered toast, and an appealing yeastiness mingle here.

Mouth It’s quite approachable, with acid that’s not overwhelming and what seems to be a small touch of sweetness.
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