Cava is a sparkling wine from Spain that is made using the traditional method of secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is mainly produced in the Penedes region of Catalonia, where the climate and soil are ideal for growing grapes such as macabeo, xarel-lo, and parellada. Cava can range from dry to sweet, and from white to rosé, depending on the grape varieties and dosage used.
One of the most renowned producers of cava is Robert de Nola, a family-owned winery that dates back to 1898. Robert de Nola cava is made with organic grapes and aged for a minimum of 15 months on the lees, resulting in a complex and elegant wine that expresses the terroir of Penedes. Robert de Nola cava has won several awards and accolades, including 90+ points from Wine Align. The Wine Align team had the opportunity to taste the Robert de Nola Brut Nature NV, a dry and crisp cava that showcases the freshness and minerality of the Penedes region. Here are their impressions:
Michael Godel: "A very fine example of cava that delivers on all fronts: aromas, flavours, texture, and balance. The nose is inviting with notes of apple, pear, citrus, almond, and biscuit. The palate is lively and refreshing with fine bubbles and a long finish. A versatile wine that can pair with a variety of dishes or be enjoyed on its own."
David Lawrason: "This is a classy and refined cava that impresses with its purity and complexity. The nose is subtle but expressive with hints of white flowers, lemon zest, honey, and toast. The palate is dry and crisp with a creamy mousse and a mineral-driven finish. A great value for a high-quality sparkling wine."
John Szabo MS: "This is a superb cava that demonstrates the potential of the Penedes region for producing world-class sparkling wines. The nose is complex and enticing with aromas of green apple, peach, apricot, brioche, and hazelnut. The palate is dry and elegant with a fine balance between fruit, acidity, and autolysis. A long and satisfying finish that leaves you wanting more."
This wine is available for purchase from our website https://www.intravino.ca/product-page/cava-robert-de-nola-brut-nature This a beautiful and complex Cava that is a great complimnet to any festive gathering during the holiday season.