Category Archives: Cava

Torre Oria, TORREORIA, Brut, 100% Macabeo, Cava (Requena), Spain NV

100% Macabeo, aka Macabeu, aka Viura (a player in the classic Cava triumvirate, alongside xarel-lo, perellada).  Never tried it as a single varietal Brut.  Rare for Spain.  Tasted non-blind without food.  Let’s see: It looks clear, with a medium minus … Continue reading

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Cava, Dibon Brut Reserve, Catalunya, Spain NV

Drink this Cava. Agricola Dibon has overseen an amusing sparkler that outpaces its price ($9-11) in quality. This sparkling wine comes from Vilafranca del Penedes: Spain’s sparkling homeland of Catalonia in the northeast. Their 75 hectares of trellised vines are … Continue reading

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