Torelló’s Cava & the Cabernet Sauvignon problem

by  |  22-03-2015

The Girona chapter of the Catalan Sommelier Association was gracious enough to invite me to attend one of their vertical tastings of a Cava and a red from the cellar Torelló in DO Penedès last week. While in general I don’t drink much from Penedès as I don’t really know what they’re trying to do well there other than light, approachable, and affordable white wines alongside the Cava production, I was happy to attend to hopefully broaden my mind as one must always do when it comes to wine. We naturally started out with the Cava which was the 225 Brut Nature Gran Reserva. While not a steal at about 17€, it’s a just price as it’s only above 10-12€ where Cava starts to actually get interesting and not just be fizzy crap. And let me emphasize that this 225 was none of the latter, with all three years showing […]
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