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Juve y Camps Brut Rose Non-Vintage

Penedes, Spain

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Retail $15-$16

Cava is Spain's answer to American sparkling wine and similar beverages popular in France and Italy. These twice-fermented wines are made exclusively in Penedes in the Catalonia region. The backdrop is the Costa Brava, which boasts breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and yearround sunshine. Juve y Camps is a family winery founded in 1921, and its 2,700 acres of vineyards specialize in Spanish grapes such as paralleda, macabeo, and xarel-lo. This bottling, however, is all pinot noir from a newly acquired vineyard. It is produced using the methode traditionelle. Minimum pressure from the press, a cold-soak maceration process and fermentation in stainless steel yield a delicate and elegant bouquet with notes of strawberry, toasted almonds and pleasant minerality. On the palate, taste red berry fruit, citrus and balanced acidity. It is suitable to drink with all sorts of Thanksgiving dishes. Buy it at: Dorignac's and Brady's Wine Warehouse. Drink it at: Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar, Marriott New Orleans Hotel, Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar, The Tasting Room, Bar Tonique and Fulton on Tap.

Email Brenda Maitland at winediva@bellsouth.net.

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