Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - Bright canary yellow color. Brief, tight beaded mousse. Mild yeasty aromas are apparent in the first inhalations, then with further aeration stone dry quarry scents dominate. Taste profile is dry, lemony, tart, slightly doughy. Aftertaste is lean, crisp, cleansing. Great Value (Jun 2014)
Codorníu is one of the world’s oldest family enterprises, striving to innovate and sustained by our passion for cava and winemaking. This cava was christened ‘Original’ as it is made from the same blend of grapes used by Josep Raventós, creator of Codorníu Cavas in 1872. Reserve wine adds depth and flavour to this crisp cava, made from the classic cava grapes; Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel·lo.
|Wine maker notes
|Pale straw yellow, clean and brilliant. Fine bubbles with continuous beads and a persistent mousse. Displays delicate aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple as well as citrus, grapefruit and lime. It is soft on the palate with elegant citrus notes. Well balanced and refreshing. It is an ideal apertifs and goes well with shellfish and white fish. Suitable accompaniment for sushi and sashimi or lightly spiced carpaccio.
|One of Spain’s first wine families, Codorniu has for more than 450 years produced some of the country’s finest wines. Codorniu owes its leadership position to an unrelenting focus on innovation and quality.
The winery enjoys a storied past. A royal supplier to the Spanish Crown since 1897, Codorniu’s unique winery and aging cellars are a protected Historical Artistic Monument.