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