Caves Naveran 2017 Brut Vintage, Cava DO
Item Number: 12811
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Cava DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Xarello / 30% Macabeo / 20% Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
Elevation: 827 feet
This wine is the least expensive vintage bubbly on the planet (taste it blind against a $40 non-vintage “big brand” Champagne). Made by the Naveran family since 1901, this bodega has a great tradition of crafting Cavas with superb expressions of clean, bright, citrus-inflected flavors with the all-important tiny bubbles.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this Cava comes from organically grown vines planted from 1970-1985. Each grape variety is harvested, crushed, and fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperature. Tirage and second fermentation in the bottle lasts for a minimum of 12 months and often longer, depending on vintage. Then, disgorgement (deguelle) is followed by dosage.
Pairing Notes: This Naveran Brut Vintage will pair with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, white meat (pork and chicken), and even richly flavored red meat. This Cava is great for sipping on its own, especially for receptions and other celebratory events.