Avinyó Brut Reserva Cava 2017: Penedès, Spain
Region/History Notes: Cava is sparkling made in the traditional “champagne method” and is allowed in several pockets across Spain, mostly in Penedès, Catalonia- the North-East corner. “Reserva” refers to extended time the wine ages on the “lees” (dead yeast remaining in the bottle after fermentation) for a richer mouthfeel and more complex flavor. “Brut” refers to its level of dryness- virtually no residual sugar!
Tasting Notes: Cavas tend to have huge bubble structure and bold, citrusy flavors. The regular Cavas are meant to be consumed almost like water, Reservas though are taken more seriously and used as wine pairings. Bubbles leave no part of your mouth unexplored in the best of ways with this wine! Instead of being simple, this wine makes you do a double take with its rich mouthfeel and deeper flavors. The wine will bring out the flavors of your food. Pair w/ roasted garlic & goat cheese on crostini’s, fried calamari, or anything w/lemon aioli.