This Cava is produced from some of their best grapes sourced from the Western portion of Requena from vineyards with a Northern orientation. While it could be labeled as a Reserva, as it spends 15 months on lees as opposed to the minimum of 9 months, we chose to simply label it as Cava. It is a Brut Nature, which is to say no sugar was added at the end of aging on lees. Residual Sugar: 1.1g/L
90pts Vinous Media– N/V vintage
“Bright straw-yellow. Sharply focused aromas of Meyer lemon, quince and candied ginger, along with subtle floral and mineral notes. Densely packed but light on its feet, offering refreshingly bitter citrus pith, pear skin flavors and a hint of spicy white pepper.
Racy, stony and sharply focused on the finish, which lingers with repeating mineral and floral character. (Lot #8222144; finished at less than one g/l of residual sugar) 2019-2022”
**(Excellent)- The Washington Post– N/V vintage
“This lovely, crisp and refreshing bubbly is made in the trendy style of the most sought-after grower champagnes: with no dosage, or added sugar (thus the “brut nature” nomenclature). This is yet another example of why cava is a favorite sparkling wine for budget-conscious wine lovers.”
90pts Vinous– N/V vintage
Translucent yellow-gold. Lemon zest, quinine and ginger on the incisive, mineral-accented nose. Sharply focused and dry, showing firm cut to Meyer lemon and green apple flavors, which deepen slowly on the back half.
Finishes long and energetic, leaving subtle herb and floral notes behind. This wine, which has less than a gram of residual sugar, is from lot #9127110. 2021- 2024
***(Extraordinary)- The Washington Post– N/V vintage
I’ve raved about Biutiful cavas before, and this Brut Nature may be my favorite yet. It’s a blend of 80 percent macabeo, a traditional cava grape, and chardonnay, the premier white grape of champagne, made in the traditional style with the second fermentation in the bottle, and disgorged with no added dosage of sugar (the “Brut Nature” designation). Bone dry, intensely focused and complex, it welcomed me with flavors of strawberry and tart raspberry. As it warmed in my glass, I noticed apricot and a mineral oil note. The bubbles in my glass were as persistent as the flavors on my palate. Top-notch bargain fizz.