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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Bodegas Naveran Brut Cava 2010
Bodegas Naveran Brut Cava 2010
(search item no. 117363)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Naveran Brut Vintage has expressive and zesty floral, toasted bread and citrus aromas. Tangy, suave, light and clean citrus and stone fruit flavors on the palate have a fresh and crisp character. Tasted blind, it's easy to mistake this for great Champagne.

Naveran Brut Vintage is a grower Cava that spends 18 months on its lees after fermentation in the bottle to achieve greater depth, complexity and the fine, delicate and long lasting bubbles, called mousse by the French, an indication of a sparking wine's quality.

Cavas are very versatile as an apéritif before the meal, to accompany dessert afterwards and (surprise!) to enjoy during the meal. This Naverán Brut Vintage will pair with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, white meats (pork and chicken) and even richly flavored red meats. This Cava is great for sipping on its own, especially for receptions and other "standing up" events.

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About Bodegas Naveran:

Thirty years of carefully crafting Cava is a family legacy that began in 1901. Founded in 1985 by Swiss-born Michel Gilleron Parellada, the Caves Naveran winery owns 110 hectares (272 acres) of vines in the town of Torrelavit located in the Alt (high) Penedes subregion. Despite the fact that Cava is Spain’s largest volume wine export to the U.S., Cavas are made utilizing the same methods used in Champagne and have remained Spain’s best-kept secret for quality and value in wine.

Photo Credit: Friederike Paetzold