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NV Joan Raventos Rosell Cava Brut

Tasting Notes:

Eyes: clear, deep lemon, bubbles
Nose: clean, med+ intensity, developing, yeasty, funk, metallic, floral
Mouth: dry, med to med+ body, med- to med acid, med to med+ length, bubbles don’t really last
All in all: Good quality; drink now (this particular batch was losing its structure).

[Edit: retried this on November 13, 2013.]

What a great value. From what I remember, this guy had a decent amount of stinky yeast on the nose. A quick internet glance tells me people didn’t like this as much as I did, but I think it had a nice amount of complexity despite the agreed-upon falling structure. I would definitely buy this again to reaffirm my thoughts. It’s quite possible that I’m praising it for more than it’s actually worth, but then again it looks like I fiercely circled “yeasty” in my notebook. I’ll hopefully revisit this one but we haven’t brought it back to the shop since the summer.

Producer: Joan Raventós Rosell
Designation:
Brut
Region:
Spain
Sub-Region: 
Penedes
Variety:
 Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel-lo, Chardonnay (some proportion of these grapes; I don’t actually know)
ABV:
 11.5%
Vintage:
 NV
Tasted:
 June 11, 2012
Price:
 $25


Josh

DipWSET, Certified Sommelier, garbage person.

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