Vilarnau Cavas with a Gaudi-inspired Trencadis label
Cava is made, like Champagne, by the traditional method but from non-champenois grapes; this gives it the finesse of Champagne but quite a different flavour profile.
The name refers to the cellars, or caves, in which the wine is aged.
Vilarnau Brut Reserva (£11.99 Ocado, Cambridge Wine Merchants and other independents) a blend of 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, and 15% Xarel·lo; crisp, citrussy and fresh, with some typical "waxed jacket" aroma that disappears with time
Vilarnau Brut Reserva Rosé (£11.99 Ocado, Cambridge Wine Merchants and other independents) a blend of 85% Trepat & 15% Pinot Noir; focused and elegant with delicate, fresh red berry flavour.
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