More reader response to my request for the most underappreciated wines in the market.
“Another Iberian Peninsula export that is possibly underappreciated is the sparkling wine from Catalunya (mostly) called cava,” says Gregg Rocket. “Catalans use the same method for making champagne and use Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo grapes to produce a sparkling wine that is tasty and refreshing and often much cheaper than the French champagne. Our favorites include Juve Camps Reserva de la Familia, Segura Viudas and Anna de Cordoniu.”
I agree, Gregg. I like to add a little orange juice to cava to make a mimosa. It’s very nice stuff.”