Codorniu Clasico Cava NV

Codorniu is one of the two largest Spanish Cava houses, the other being its rival, Freixenet.  At less than $10 a bottle, Codorniu produce a wine of interest here in their “Clasico” Cava non-vintage blend.  This sparkling wine does not share the fault that I think many Australian sparkling wines offer at this price point, namely too much residual sugar.  The wine is also made using the traditional method, rather than the (mostly lesser) tank or transfer methods of sparkling winemaking.

In terms of appearance, it is bright in the glass with medium sized and moderately persistent bubbles.  Its aromatics tell of apples, bruised fruit, lemons and a touch of a mineral character.  Some might say aspirin.  On the palate, the wine is dry, with high acid, a slightly aggressive mousse, medium intensity flavours of lemons, pears and apples, and short length.  It finishes a bit simple, but at $10, this is to be expected.  Good safe Cava drinking at a very low price.  Acceptable

Abv: 11.5%
Price: $9.99
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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