About This Wine
Go to a tapas bar in Spain, and you’ll hear locals ordering a glass or bottle of champaña.
Technically, however, “Champagne” should not be used since that name has protected geographical status under European Union law, a rule that has been in place for 30 years. But customs die hard, and to most Spaniards, champaña will always be champaña.
The preferred name for sparkling wine in Spain is Cava, and most of the country’s Cava is produced in Catalonia. There, the three most common grape varieties utilized for crafting bubbly are Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada — the same varieties used by Dignitat for this wine.
Like in other countries, Spain uses sparkling wine for celebrating everything from baptisms to marriages, and from weddings to anniversaries. Dignitat’s rendition — made from grapes grown in Cavas Masachs, south of Barcelona — is medium in body, delightfully bubbly, and a wonderful companion to tapas.
- Grape Composition:40% Xarello, 35% Macabeo and 25% Parellada
- Grape Source:Cava D.O. of Spain
- Aromas & Flavors:Yellow Apple, Meyer Lemon, Almond and Marzipan
- When to Drink:Now Through 2022
- Food Pairing Suggestion:seafood paella.
3 recipes match for this wine.
Easy To Make Guacamole There is no better &amp;quot;appetizer&amp;quot; for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The Recipe