Cygnus Organic Brut Nature Cava

LCBO#: 352856
Price: $16.95
Made in: Barcelona, Spain
By: U Mes U Fan Tres

This Spanish Organic Sparkling available in the Vintages section at the LCBO, is composed of Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-lo varietals. Fruity aromas of apples and pears. The taste is more on the sour side of things. Less fruity in the mouth, but some of the grapes. Tarty mouthfeel, but not much almonds notes from the yeast. Pretty good overall, kind of forgetting this is an organic wine. Vell worth the price. 

Rating: 3.7/5

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Jané Ventura Reserva de la Musica Brut Nature

imageLCBO#: 420364
Price: $17.95
Made in: Penedès, Spain
By: Jané Ventura S.A.
Year: 2010

The head of this Spanish Sparkling is a little more creamy than most, staying a little longer. Mostly apples in the nose with some hints of sugars and yeast. Overall pretty sweet, fruity, but the taste has something else to tell. More on the sour side with the light sugars appearing in the finish. Some decent bitterness balances this and the yeast lingers in the aftertaste, living a mild nutty note on the tongue. Not bad, but was expecting much better. Not sure if past its prime.

Rating: 3.3/5

Sàniger Brut Nature Reserva

20130929-171323.jpgLCBO#: 348813
Price: $15.95
Made in: Penedès, Spain
By: Loxarel

This Spanish Sparkling is imported by Laxorel in Ontario. Yeast nose at first but it does not take much for green apples and lemon sourness to blend in. The taste is watery at first, but does get stronger. Same decent flavours found in the aromas (apples, lemon, sour) followed by very light yeast in the finish. This one is short resulting in mild aftertaste. Real easy-drinking and not offensive at all, for those who like a nice sourness.

Rating: 3.2/5

Valldosera Cava Brut Nature

20130210-153737.jpgLCBO#: 311738
Price: $17.95
Made in: Spain
By: Finca Valldosera, S.A

This Spanish bubbly is well-rated in the Vintages, at the LCBO. Yeasty nose at first pour, with some light sweetness from the grapes, all well-blended with some notes of sourness and dryness. A nice balance between a wet mouthfeel and some mild dryness in the finish. Again, all nicely mixed taste between the light sweetness and sourness. Hints of oranges in the aftertaste eventually come out. So, nothing too crazy here, but a very well-balanced, all-around easy-drinking sparkling.

Rating: 3.8/5