Today’s Quick Sip is the Marques de Gelida Cava 2007 Brut Reserva. The term ‘Cava’ refers to sparkling wines from select areas in northern Spain. They are made using méthode champenoise – which is the same method by which champagne is produced in the Champagne region of France. Unlike Champagne however, native Spanish grape varieties (Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo) are used for producing Cava; though Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both Champagne grapes, are allowed. For the money, Cava is a good sparkler to open whenever you want to add a little sparkle to your day and /or dining table. From personal experience, I can tell you that it pairs wonderfully with Spanish tapas. For further information and where you can find this wine, see my tasting note below.
Marques de Gelida Cava
Let there be Cava!
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