Some occasions call for bubbles. Spain’s cavas and sparkling wines hold their own against the world’s best champagnes, proseccos, and sparkling wines. Produced primarily in Penedés, cava introduces an affordable, high-quality alternative to traditional champagne. Cava follows the same production methods as champagne. The only distinction is in the type of grapes used.
- Macabeu. Fat and friendly, Macabeu grapes present faint floral aromas with a lemony flavor and a slightly bitter finish.
- Pardellada. Pardellada blends well in cavas, producing zesty citrus flavors and adding a dose of high acidity.
- Xarel·lo. As a principal varietal in many cavas, Xarel·lo creates an aromatic, floral flavor with pear and melon notes.