N.V. Cune Cava Brut

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Cava
Country: Spain
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
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Winery Notes:
During the 19th Century, CVNE produced in Rioja consistent quantities of Champagne. Yes, you read that right, Spanish Champagne.The phyloxera bug had ravaged Champagne's vineyards, and CVNE did its part to quench the thirst for fine sparkling wine with its own bubbles. Over time, CVNE focused on still wines, building a lasting reputation on great reds çand whites. But the desire to make fine bubbles was always there, encouraging us to make Cune Cava Brut, a current take on a centuries -old tradition.

On arrival at the winery, grapes are sorted by varietal and quality in preparation for a gentle crush by pneumatic press. Normal fermentation for the must base wine occurs at a constant temperature below 19°C. After fermentation, the must is bottled and placed in the cellar for the second fermentation, bottle aging and riddling by a gyropalette. In the traditional champagne method, at the completion of the riddling process the neck of each bottle is frozen and prepared for disgorgement and then recorked with a natural wood cork and wire cage. Pale yellow color with golden hues. A good release of tiny bubbles rising in trains to form a cheerful crown of mousse. This Cava displays fruit notes and typical nuances of aging in bottle. There is fresh acidity for balance, with a creamy texture and lingering finish.

Ideal as an aperitif or to pair with rice, fish, seafood, white and red meats.