Gran Gesta NV Cava Brut Reserva ($14.00)
One of relatively few Cavas that explicitly disclose its varietal content on the label, it's 55% Xarel-lo, 25% Macabeo and 20% Parellada. Clear, pale-gold in color, it pours up with a frothy fizz; long-lasting streams of bubbles remain. Crisp appley fruit adds a "chalky" mineral character. Frothy, fresh and tart, apples and lemon-lime, very dry, with a hint of peach-pit bitterness in the finish. Fresh, acidic structure and relatively light 11.5% alcohol makes it a worthy table wine. US Importer: Quality Wines of Spain, NYC. (Sep 1, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Excellent with the Andalusian-style gazpacho featured in the Aug. 30, 2007 30 Second Wine Advisor FoodLetter.



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