January 10, 2020

L'Atzar Cava Reserva 2017

L'Atzar Cava

This L’Atzar Cava offers a lot of heart for the value, it is generous, fruity and dry. Particularly compared to the Italian Prosecco which keeps its fruity appeal by being made in large steel tanks from start to finish. However, Cava is one of the traditionally made bubbles of the world. This means 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. This 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 gives a creamy spiced character to the soft mineral talc, floral, ripe apple and lemon fruit. It is dry and those flavours last around for a long moment becoming more spicy and more floral as it finishes. Don’t limit these bubbles to celebratory occasions, it will work well with light dishes as well, including with some spice.

Mind you, these bubbles make 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 a fizz with a lot of heart in its floral, spiced apple and citrus personality. »

Country of Origin: Catalunya, Spain
Tasting Date: October 2019
Price:   UK £11  | US$15+
Drink: now
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

Click here to see the review of the previous vintage, L’Atzar Cava Reserva 2016.


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