Cristalino Cava Brut
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Cristalino Cava Brut - NV

Item # 15033 750mL
$8.99/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

This soft, fruit-forward Cava has a lovely nose of apples, toast, and cinnamon. The rich flavors of ripe apples and figs finish with a clean citrus note. Simple and fun, this is a great apéritif.


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Staff Pick Notes

Looking for a low cost sparkling wine that drinks like a star? Look no further! Cristalino, comprised of Chardonnay, Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarello, is a crisp fresh sparkler that won't break the bank but will stand up to any occasion that calls for some bubbly. A perfect selection for a hot summer day or BBQ at the beach this Cava can drink beautifully on its on, or act as a fresh additive to a bright cocktail. Pour it up with some gin, vodka and your favorite summer juice, and you're in business!

- CS

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Cava

Dry, delicious Cava is an excellent Champagne alternative. The best examples are aged on the lees (the spent yeast cells used in fermentation) and show complexity to rival that of the best Champagnes.

Xarel-lo

Growing primarily in the northeastern region of Catalonia, Xarel-lo is most famous for its role in the production of the Spanish sparkling wine known as Cava (along with Macabeo and Parellada). Xarel-lo is occasionally bottled on its own as a deliciously crisp still wine, frequently filled with notes of stone fruits and herbs.

Parellada

Along with Macabeo and Xarel-lo, this is one of the three grapes that make up the traditional Cava blend. Occasionally blended with better-known varieties (e.g. Sauvignon Blanc) in delightful still whites, Parellada yields light and firmly acidic wines with pleasing floral aromas.

Macabeo

An internationally popular cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Its origin has never been definitively proven, but it was invented sometime between 1930 and 1950, probably in Mexico.


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