Cava Brut

Cava, one of the world’s finest sparkling wines, is made by the bottle-fermenting ‘traditional method’. Cava differs fundamentally from champagne only in the grapes used for the blend: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier of France are replaced by Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo from the Catalan region. Although Cava can be made from other grapes and other regions across Spain, its heartland is San Sadurni d’Anoia, south of Barcelona, where some 250 companies produce over 50 million bottles annually. The autolytic ageing of the wine in bottle, on the lees, is for a minimum of nine months, or 15 months for Reservas and 30 months for the top wines, though in practice this can be even longer. This extended ageing brings depth and a biscuity flavour, while the whole effect of good quality Cava is less piercing acidity and more smoothness with a creamy fizz in the mouth.

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  1. Tanners Cava Brut (Spain)
    Tanners Cava Brut, Traditional Method
    Macabeo/Viura 12.0% Vol
    Sparkling > Cava
    A superb, creamy, biscuity Cava with a lovely fine mousse and plenty of character. Made by the same...
    £10.95 per bottle
  2. Castell d'Olerdola Cava Brut
    Castell d'Olerdola Cava Brut
    Macabeo/Viura 11.5% Vol
    Sparkling > Cava
    A charcterful fizz with fine bubbles from the Traditional Method of production with an elegant nose...
    £11.80 per bottle
  3. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut - 20cl
    Freixenet Cordon Negro, Cava Brut - 20cl
    Macabeo/Viura 11.5% Vol
    Sparkling > Cava
    A delightful little bottle, packed full of juicy, flavoursome Cava that has a fine mousse and...
    £3.75 per bottle

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