This Cava offers a lot of heart for the value. Whereas prosecco is known to keep it fruity appeal because it is made in large steel tanks, Cava is a traditionally made fizz. It is made using the same method as Champagne: after the initial ferment in a stainless steel tank, the dry wine is then bottled for the second ferment which captures the bubbles in that bottle, giving you a more complex wine with finer bubbles.
The L’Atzar Reserva has had 15 months in that second ferment phase, resting on dead yeast to give a bready character to the soft mineral talc, floral and pear and lemon fruit. It is dry and those flavours last around for a long moment making this cava a versatile choice. Me … it makes me think of sitting on a beach with an impromptu picnic and watching the world go by. However, I am sure that you can come up with your own ideas.
Quickie review «Not just a great looking label, this is fizz with a lot of heart in its floral, pear and citrus personality. A fun wine that is up for anything.»
Country of Origin: Catalunya, Spain
Tasting Date: October2018
Price: UK £11 | US$15+
Needs food: no