Tuesday, 16 April 2013
What we're drinking now
Raventós i Blanc de Nit Rosé Cava 2009
DO Cava, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia
Spain - Penedès, Sparkling Wine
0309948 (XD) 750 mL 12% Alc./Vol.
This sparkling rosé has almost a bronze hue and sensational fine bubbles. A faint hint of toasted almonds or sweet marzipan is present on the nose, followed by a light cherry blossom on the mid palate. The finish is feminine and fresh but quite long for a sparkling, not overly tannic or sweet, just as Goldilocks would like it. I am slightly under Neal Martin's note at 92 points. - Rachel