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

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

Villa Conchi Cava

imageLCBO#: 386979
Price: $15.95
Made in: Spain
By: Araex Rioja Alavesa S.L.

This Spanish Sparkling is composed of 10% Chardonnay, 30% Macabeo, 30% Xarel and 30% Parellada. Yeast nose with citrus notes. The taste starts off with sourness, but cuts short showing a little sweetness from the fruit. Not much lingers, but gets better with every sip. Eventual yeast shows up in the aftertaste. Then, later hints of apples. Decent dryness in the mouthfeel. A pretty good Sparkling that I would not shy away from bringing this to a friend’s supper.

Rating: 3.7/5