A blend of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada are pulled together to create this Cava. It’s made in the classic method and spends more than 9 months sur lies. 100,000 bottles of this organic wine were produced. The nose is remarkably fresh with lemon zest, apple orchard aromas, and a wisp of sage. The palate shows of continued fresh fruit with orange peel, flaky biscuit and a host of spices. Marzipan, crème fraiche and continued citrus elements are all in play on the above average finish. It’s completely different than the prior wine in style, and taste, but equally delicious, and another killer value. Taste these first two side by side to get an inexpensive window into the diversity of Cava.
Tarantas D.O. Cava ($15)