Cava to Toast With

Spain's answer to Champagne


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Cava to Toast With Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne. A homegrown sparkler that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle, just like Champagne, Cava is increasingly recognized for its high quality and fine value. It is at the same time being seen for what it is, a unique wine with its own personality. A personality that doesn’t necessarily benefit from the constant comparisons to Champagne (Sorry Cava!).

The main difference between the two wines is the blend, for while Cava can be made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it has traditionally relied on the indigenous grapes Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel·lo. These varieties tend to give Cava a crisper, earthier character than many Champagnes.

Another trait that the two wines share is the wide variety of sweetness levels that each type offers to consumers. From Brut Nature to Dulce, there is a wine for every palate and every occasion.

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