My F&W
quick save (...)
Cheap Wine Challenge

A Sparkling Wine You Can Drink Every Day

Peñalba López, Cava, Brut Nature, Aranda de Duero, Spain

Peñalba López, Cava, Brut Nature, Aranda de Duero, Spain Photo © Finca Torremilanos

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Keith Goldston, Master Sommelier and Wine Director at RANGE in Washington, DC

What: Peñalba López, Cava, Brut Nature, Aranda de Duero, Spain

Why: “I find almost every day is better with bubbles so finding a great bottle of bubbles that is delicious and affordable makes it easier to practice what I preach. This Cava from Peñalba López is from the limestone hillsides overlooking one of Spain’s top red wine regions (Ribera del Duero). They age it for 25 months on its lees [the dead yeast cells and other byproducts of fermentation] just like the best vintage Champagnes. The result: A Cava with great cherry and cranberry flavors that roll into a long dry finish with notes of chalk. A seriously geeky Cava that is extremely drinkable especially at this price!”

You Might Also Like powered by ZergNet

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    You might also like
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.