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Friday, December 2, 2011

Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava Brut - Holiday Sparklers Wine #7

Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava Brut - Holiday Sparklers

45% Macabeo, 40% Xarel-lo and 15% Parellada from Penedés, Spain.

SRP of $13 and available widely for $10. Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"Experience Paul Cheneau Brut Blanc de Blancs and experience the Spanish cava with French flair. First created in 1976 by Arséne Beauny, a noted French oenologist from Reims, Paul Cheneau Brut Blanc de Blancs was first blended to emulate the wines of his native Champagne. Even though this dynamic sparkling wine is produced from the classic grape varieties of the Penedés and reflects the unique terroir of this historic region in northeastern Spain, Paul Cheneau Brut Blanc de Blancs continues to flaunt its French roots. The assemblage and techniques are inspired by the finest houses in Champagne and the result is this superior wine that is both complex and elegant in style.

12.0% Alcohol"
Wow, we're already seven wines into our Holiday Sparklers series and so far all seven have been really good! In fact, you really can't go wrong with any of these, but today's wine gives a combination of taste and value that just might make it my favorite to date.

The Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava Brut begins with aromas of melon, banana, citrus, and a little almond. Very nice. The wine tastes crisp, fresh, and a bit creamy. Really very nice. The predominant flavors when tasting are melon, mango and citrus. This one ends with a long and fruity finish of mango plus a dash of dried herbs.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 8.0

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Wines Reviewed in the Holiday Sparklers Series
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Valdo Prosecco Brut DOC
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé
Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva
Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava Brut
Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut Rosé
Valdo Nerello Mascalese Brut Rosé
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
Lucien Albrecht Blanc de Blancs Cremant d'Alsace Brut
Segura Viudas Brut Rosé

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