Cava


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Cava is the premier sparkling of Spain. The wine uses a similar quality tier system to Champagne but champions several of Spain’s native grapes including Macabeu (Viura), Xarel-lo, and Parellada.

Primary Flavors

  • Quince
  • Lime
  • Yellow Apple
  • Chamomile
  • Almond

Taste Profile

Dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    38–45°F / 3-7°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Flute

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

An amazing wine with Spanish favorites like tapas and paella, but also amazing with Mexican food and get this, red bean chili.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly