Cava Reserva, Agustí Torelló Mata
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Cava Reserva, Agustí Torelló Mata - 2017

Item # 27013 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $227.54/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Pretty and complex with pear and flowers on the nose, this delightful, dry sparkling wine balances the primacy of fruit with layers of light caramel and warm herbs. Fresh apple acidity ties it all together. An ideal Champagne substitute, a silky texture goes well for crab bisque, poached chicken or goat cheeses. Also just fine as an apertif on its own.


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Staff Pick Notes

From a family-owned winery comes this rich, satisfying Cava. On the nose this sparkling wine yields fragrant notes of yeast, toast, yellow fruit (like quince), and dabs of fennel/anise. A soft, creamy mouthfeel from the bubbles livens up the full-flavored character of toasted nuts, lemon citrus, quince, and a touch of ginger. I would easily compare this Méthode Champenoise Cava to some pricier French examples made in that fuller style of sparkling.

- SCB

About the Producer

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia Penedès, Spain Agustí Torelló Mata broke from his family’s traditional occupations of tailors and musicians to create Spain’s unique sparkling wine, Cava. He set up his own winery exclusively to craft Cava in 1950 and set up the first laboratory devoted to wine analysis in 1953. Due to his enthusiasm and vision of the viticulture industry, he soon became a reference point...

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Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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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.


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