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Bohigas Brut Cava Reserva NV 750ml

SKU: P58639 ISBN: 817473000044

Well picked up over its acidity that tenses it overall from beginning to end. The bubble lends a creamy feeling, and it gives volume and softness to the structure that returns acidity and widens the aromas of white fruits and spice_read more

$18.99
90+

Wine Information:

Country: Spain

Region: Catalonia

Sub-Region:

Appellation: DO CAVA

Variety: Xarel.lo, Macabeo, Parellada

Type: Sparkling

Size: 750ml

$18.99
 

Estate owned vineyards located about 45 miles west of Barcelona in the River Anoia valley. The family owns a total of 150 hectares planted mostly to traditional varieties. This area is particularly suitable for the production of base cava wines of great quality, because the vines have naturally low yields and the grapes are high in acidity. The cava is based on the indigenous grapes Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada.

Tasting Notes: Pale yellow colour. Constant and small bubble. Foam of great persistence. Very fruity aromas, especially of white fruit (acid apple and pear) on shades of peel of citrics and white flowers. In the background, some spicy notes owed to ageing (cinnamon) and cookies. It is a well-structured "cava" in the mouth. Well picked up over its acidity that tenses it overall from beginning to end. The bubble lends a creamy feeling, and it gives volume and softness to the structure that returns acidity and widens the aromas of white fruits and spices that are repeated in the mouth. Its balanced end harmonizes its acidity, and leaves a memory of freshness and volume owing to its light sugar content.

Wine Advocate 90 points: My favorite of the two sparkling Cavas is the non-vintage Brut Reserva Cava. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years.

Bohigas Cava Reserva Brut NV is one of my go-to Cavas to drink with friends or to pop open over a boozy Sunday Brunch. Aromas of jasmine, orchard fruit and citrus. The palate is clean and very crisp with a beautiful bead of tiny bubbles. The finish is thirst-quenching and dry.
Pair with a mushroom omelette or Grilled Dorade fish lightly dressed with lemon and Olive Oil.