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.

Categories

Looking for a something specific, please use search:

You May Also Like…

Sparkling reds & why you should be drinking them!

Sparkling reds & why you should be drinking them!

Love bubbles? Love red wine? Did you know that you can have the best of both worlds with Australia's sparkling reds … Red bubbles? .... Still going strong! I am not talking about the many shades of ‘pink’ bubbles. Of course, I am not talking about the magic of making...

Digby Leander Pink Brut

Digby Leander Pink Brut

Who makes it? Digby has been making wines in the UK since 2013. They source the grapes from South East England, particularly from Dorset, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. England is a region that has been gaining accolades for its fine fizz now for over a decade. They are...

El Goru 38 Barrels

El Goru 38 Barrels

Who makes it? El Goru is one of a series of wines made by a pair of passionate winemakers, Santos Ortiz and Ioana Paunescu who found their ideal place amongst some old vine Monastrell (aka Mourvedre). Those vines are just a few kilometres from Jumilla. That is now the...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *