This bodega has a great tradition of crafting Cavas that are superb expressions of clean, bright, citrus-inflected aromas and flavors with the all-important tiny bubbles.
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.
The Wine Advocate
The 2009 Brut Vintage is a blend of the three traditional grapes of the Cava DO (Xarel-lo, Macabeo, and Parellada) with 16 months on the lees. Yeasty mineral and brioche aromas lead to a just off-dry, savory, light to medium-bodied wine with good flavors and a medium length finish. Drink it over the next 12-18 months.
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.