Bodegas Ondarre Brut Nature DO Cava is an excellent Sparkling Wine. Cava is said to have originated in Penedes, which is a stone’s throw from Barcelona. This delicious sparkling utilizes the french production techniques for Champagne, but instead of blending Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Cava produces blend Xarelto, Macabeo, and Parellada grapes more often to create the fruity, citrusy drink.
Bodegas Ondarre Brut Nature DO Cava is a wonderful representation of this delicious beverage. It is light, quite fizzy, with wonderful colors and a subtle bouquet. It is acidic and refreshing. To the eye: Pale straw yellow, reminiscent of a cool autumn afternoon just before the turn of winter. On the nose: a subtle bouquet of apples and pears with some citrus and oak thrown in for good measure. On the palate: the fizziness and acidity are wonderfully refreshing. Notes of apple, lemon, grapefruit, and pear are most noticeable. It is crisp and enjoyable.
This wonderful sparkling serves as a great aperitif or entrement. It pairs wonderfully with light cheeses and h’orderves. It is just as easily paired with light dishes as it is consumed on its own while enjoying a hot afternoon.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.