Dominio de la Peseta Cava

In the Catalan language, the word cava means cave or cellar. When the word is used to label a sparkling wine from designated regions of Spain, mostly in Catalonia, it identifies a wine whose bubbles are produced by secondary fermentation in the bottle rather than by a bulk process called charmat.

Dominio de la Peseta Cava is a good example of a dry white cava at a good price, making it a fine candidate for summer afternoon sipping or as an aperitif before dinner.

In the glass, the color of the wine is pale lemon. The nose is toasty and citrusy. On the tongue, big lemon flavor dominates with side notes of vanilla and pear. The finish is crisp and clean with pronounced pear at the end.

Although perfect on its own, this cava could be successfully paired with a robust dish such as shrimp sauteed with garlic and smoked paprika or, maybe for a Sunday lunch, with a classic BLT sandwich.