A cava is a delicious sparkling wine made in Spain using traditional champagne-making methods. The result of utilizing these methods with Spanish grapes is a light, refreshing sparkling wine that has delicate bubbles and creamy foams. They are also quite fruity, promoting green and citrus flavors, depending on the grapes used.
Josep Masachs Cava Brut is no exception. It is light and refreshing, thanks to the well balanced acidity with good bubbles ending in a creamy foam. It rolls on the tongue well and has a slight sweetness that is both playful and interesting. To the eye: Beautiful yellow with golden highlights in the right light. On the nose: Fruity aromas of lemon, green apple, almonds, and apricots highlighted with slight notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and toasted bread. On the palate: delicious fruity flavors offset and balanced by a nuttiness that presents itself in the form of hazelnuts and almonds. It also has a delicious oakiness that shines through thanks to the aging process.
This cava is the perfect start to a meal or course. It refreshes the palate while being tantalizing enough to get the juices flowing. It also pairs very well with light fish dishes and would pair very well with tapas courses.
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.