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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