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Monday, 26 December 2011

Vilarnau Brut Cava, NV, Spain

Produced according to the Champagne method in Catalonia, Cava is, like Prosecco, a budget fizz.

This Vilarnau Cava Brut is made from a blend of Macabeo, Parellada and Chardonnay which are fermented separately before blending, bottling and ageing for 2 years.

Lighter and more easy-drinking than a Champagne, it shows appley fruit and balanced, rounded acidity.

With a fine mousse, it is refreshing, elegant and well-made.

As with many "Champagne alternatives", it does not have the complexity or depth of a good Champagne; however, it is very pleasant wine indeed and also costs a lot less than a good Champagne.

Drink as a seasonal aperitif or in the garden in summer - food matches include turkey and smoked salmon.

£10.49 from Ocado, thedrinkshop, Hammonds of Knutsford, Iberica, Rhythm & Booze, Bottleneck, Winehouse, Flagship Wines, Ken Sheater Wines, Maison du Vin, Old Schoold Wines, La Zouch Wines, Anglia Wine Merchants, Liquid Treasure, Partridges of Sloane Square, Grape and Grind, http://www.cellarviewwines.com/.

Provided for review.

Selected links

Vilarnau - http://www.vilarnau.es/, twitter http://twitter.com/#!/CAVESVILARNAU
Ocado - http://www.ocado.com/
The Drink Shop - http://www.thedrinkshop.com/

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