Bright fruit and balanced acidity make it perfect for spring
Dwight Casimere | 4/18/2018, 11:43 a.m.
Bursting with the flavors of spring; sweet cherries and luscious ripe
strawberries, Anna de Codorniu Brut Rose ($12.95) is the perfect Spanish
Cava to welcome spring. With its composition of mostly Pinto Noir (70%),
with the rest Chardonnay (30%), the flavor balance is perfect. It is the
most representative of Spanish Cava's, with its off dry flavor, creamy
texture and nice balance of fruit and acidity. Anna de Codorniu is perfect
as an aperitif or with light salads, pastas and seafood dishes. Save a bit
for dessert because its equally at home with a rich German chocolate cake
or a slice of lemon meringue pie. Planning a wedding or bridal shower? Anna
de Codorniu is the perfect "wedding wine." At just over $10 a bottle (some
retail outlets are offering that price at the moment} have plenty on hand for the delightfully warm days ahead!
Cava is the Spanish version of Champagne and it is primarily made in the
Traditional Method, in which the sparkling wine is aged in the bottle, as it
is in Champagne. Codoniu is the world's oldest and second-largest producer of bottle-fermented sparkling wine known as cava made by the traditional champagne method and it was founded in Barcelona Spain in 1551. In 1976, the Codorníu cellars at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia were declared "a National Monument of Historical and Artistic Interest," by King Juan Carlos I.