Yet again, we’re tasting some pink, bubbly wine. And again it’s a brut rosé Cava.
If you love sparkling wine, but haven’t discovered Cava yet, you’re missing out on some awesome bargains. Cava is Spain’s version of Champagne. Of course, Champagne being not just a generic name for sparkling wine but being a sparkling wine from a specific region in France. Similarly, Cava not only represents a style of sparkling wine, but also a region—in this case the region (or regions) are in Spain. It is regions (plural) because Cava can be made in six different wine regions within Spain.
The methods used to produce Cava are very similar to the methods used to produce Champagne, however the grapes often differ. In the case of this Brut Rosé from Juvé y Camps, however, the grapes used are pinot noir, which is acceptable in either region.
The nose of this bubbly is predominantly yeast, although there are some strawberry and floral aromas tucked underneath that. The palate is bone dry, showcasing the mineral side of this wine. It also offers tart cherry, cranberry and citrus flavors. The finish leaves you with a nice balance of mineral and fruit, that I can only describe as salted berries.
Wine: Juvé y Camps Brut Rosé
Variety: Sparkling Rosé Cava – Pinot Noir
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.