This flight features two methode traditionnelle sparklers from Spain.

Parxet, Cava, Cuvee 21, Brut nv This Cava smells of herbs with a chemical note while in the mouth it tastes of green apples and there is quite an astringency – unfortunate. The grapes behind this bubbly are Pansa Blanca, Macabeo and Parellada. Elabaorado in Tiana 11.5% purchased for $6.89 Parxet

Gramona, Cava, Gran Cuvee 2006 There’s a slight minty character in the nose while the mouth features apples and peaches with roundness and light concentration. This is a special cuvee selected by Eric Solomon. The grapes are Xarel.lo, Macabeo and Chardonnay and the dosage is 15 grams per litre. 12% purchased for $17.99 Gramona

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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