NV Bohigas Cava Reserva Brut
Uh, yes, this is GREAT Cava - for UNDER 20 bucks! Sure, there’s lots of cheap, mass-produced Cava out there, but it’s not always good. THIS is fantastic!
Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne.
Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity.
Fermí Bohigas is a family-owned winery that has roots dating back to the 13th century. Today’s current owner is Jordi Casanovas Bohigas, who carries on the family tradition of producing high-quality wines from 100% estate-grown grapes. His daughter Maria Casanovas is the winemaker. From grape-growing to bottling, all Bohigas wines come from their estates. The vineyards are farmed organically, and the estate is now in officially certified, though doesn’t list it on labels due to additional costs that this entails. For the cava wines, Bohigas focuses on the historical and indigenous varieties of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada for whites and Trepat for red. The estate is very famous for its Xarel-lo vines which allow for extended lees aging of the cavas in the bottle during the second fermentation. Given the meticulous care and attention to the Cavas - from vineyard to cellar to bottle, the wines are finished with low dosage levels - to showcase the quality and purity of the fruit.