Vilarnau Brut NV

Vilarnau Brut NV

March and April are my favourite months of the year. Not only is the weather starting to get cool so you can drink red wine again, but it's also when a lot of the new release Spanish wines arrive in Australia. The tasting pile (which is really just a shelf in my wine fridge) is full of top names from excellent vintages. I've had a smile on my face for days.
 
So to get back into the swing of things I pulled out this cava, I have 5 different Cavas to taste over the next little while. This is an entry level wine from Vilarnau, who are part of the Sherry giant Gonzalez Byass. Made from 50% Macebo, 40% Pardellada and a dash of Xarel.lo, its aged on lees for 24 months.

Fine nose of lemons, yeasty bread and apples. Focused on the palate with a creamy, sherbet texture and refreshing acid. Pure, fresh apples and lemons on the palate with a touch of bitter herbs and some orange sherbet and minerals on the long finish.  Refreshing with a purity keeps you interested to the last glass. 88 Pts

Source: Broadway Liquor Distributors Price: $20 Closure: Conventional Cork

Web: www.gonzalezbyass.com

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