Spain- Crisp and toasty nose, this wine shows beautiful citrus and green apple fruit with a supple, yet lively mouth feel of very fine bubbles and a very clean finish. The ultimate celebration wine, it is excellent on its own or with a wide array of foods.
The wine regions of Northwest Spain include the lush corner of Galicia, known as “Green Spain.” Galicia is bordered to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, which keeps the region cool and damp. Galicia is best known for the Rías Baixas DO, where the native white grape, Albariño, produces delicious and refreshing wines with floral aromas and mineral flavors.
Cava – the word means “cellar” in Spain’s Catalan dialect – is the official name for sparkling wine produced in designated areas, mostly within the Penedés region in northern Spain, west of Barcelona. Unlike other Spanish appellations, the Cava DO (Denominación de Origen), established in 1986, comprises multiple, separate locations, including some 160 villages.
Most Cavas are made using the native Spanish white grapes Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo, with modern styles also including the Champagne grapes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Rosé or rosado cavas may include Pinot Noir, Garnacha and Monastrell.