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Wine review: Casteller Brut Rosé NV

I am, as is well known, is a huge fan of Spanish sparkling wine, which is known as cava. In fact, my enthusiasm for cava, and especially Cristalino, annoys more than a few retailers of my acquaintance.

One of them, in fact, insisted that the Casteller cava (about $10, available at Central Market, purchased) was so much better than the Cristalino brut rose that I would stop nagging her about it. I wouldn’t go that far — what would I be without nagging? But it’s a solid, dependable, value-oriented wine.

Look for a lot of bubbles, some raspberry fruit and all the minerality that cava is known for. It’s not rich or creamy like Champagne, but it’s not supposed to be. I drank this on Thanksgiving and it was more than fine. It will pair with most holiday foods, and can also serve as the sparkler of choice during the New Year’s season.


By |2009-12-02T12:01:00-05:00December 2nd, 2009|News|1 Comment

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Jeff Siegel
JEFF SIEGEL writes about neighborhood issues. He also blogs about wine. Email him at jsiegel@advocatemag.com or follow twitter.com/wine_curmudgeon.         

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  1. scott December 2, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Hard to beat the Cristalino brut rose but thanks for the tip on Castellar.

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