The Right Contenders

2017-12Dwine decNot long time ago, the Spanish Sparkling Wine per Excellence – Cava seemed condemned to live in champagne’s shadow, and was merely considered a cheap Spanish version of its French neighbor, But things have changed, today Cava made by small-scale, top-class producers with their sights set on quality — is a reality.

Cava is made extensively in Catalonia in northeast Spain in the same method as Champagne, Cava takes the stage as Spain's sparkling wine jewel, based on three local grapes: Macabeo, Xarello-lo and Parellada.

Cava offers excellent value at all price levels. so forget big producers and keep your radar on a handful of incredible producers such as Recaredo, Gramona, Torelló and Raventós. they produce carefully farmed, terroir-driven Cavas that showcase complexity from mineral and herbal, citrus flavors balanced by vibrant fruit. these producers make bright, fresh, gorgeous dry Cavas unlike any you've tasted recently.

The sweet spot for Spanish Bubbly is excellent Cava sold at a reasonable price, the following set of cava can compete with small growers champagne and NV Champagnes released from most famous houses and they all sell for half the price of the french star

Best Mid-Priced Cavas at D-Wine

Recaredo Brut de Brut Gran Reserva Brut Nature

Gramona Gran Reserva Brut Nature III Lustros

Torelló Kripta Gran Reserva Brut Nature

Raventos I Blanc Textures de Pedra Brut Nature

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