Tanners Cava Brut, Traditional Method
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and crisp|
|Grapes||50% Macabeo, 30% Parellada, 20% Xarel-lo|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Nibbles & Tapas|
For something much weightier, the old chardonnay vines and extended lees ageing of the Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 2015 deliver greater concentration, depth and fuller-flavoured complexity for richer dishes such as salmon as a main course.
A blend of macabeo, parellada and xarello grapes, this vivacious cava is a pleasure to drink and you can’t fault the price either. Produced by the Segura Viudas estate, it’s dry and full flavoured, with a fine mousse and a nutty, biscuity backbone.
The phrase ‘reassuringly expensive’ can make us wary of bargains. It really shouldn’t. Here you have all the fruit complexity and biscuit aromas of a wine at at least twice the price, as well as the ‘mouth-ﬁlling perfume’ of ﬁne ﬁzz for just over a tenner. A must-buy.
‘…at the cheaper end, a delightful own-label cava (well done Tanners).’
‘Really impressive traditional-method Spanish fizz made from the three classic Cava grape varieties (i.e., no Chardonnay). Beguiling creamy texture with red apple, pear and soft citrus freshness. Great value. 12%’
I wrote this wine up three years ago, and I am thrilled to report it is still an absolute stunner! Super-chic in its racing green livery, this is a fine, long, elegant sparkler and it is a real steal at a tenner. If you are looking to save a few quid but drink a classy, traditional method wine, then this is it.