As you probably know we are huge fans of quality Cava, we work directly with artisan producers and bring their delicious wines to La Cuina. With Christmas fast approaching we are looking forward to celebrating with Cava. There is something really special about Cava, it’s more of an experience than simply a drink. It brings friends and families together, for us it means special moments, great conversation, laughter and celebration. Surprisingly it is also one of the most versatile wines combining brilliantly with a range of food types and styles. Here is a quick guide to pairing some of our Cavas with food:
Carles Andreu Brut – Carles Andreu Brut has a delicate fruitiness and is not overly dry. This is perfect on its own, or with some juicy Gordal olives, salted almonds, cashews or light fresh cheeses
Carles Andreu Brut Rosat – Pink Cava is very popular! This is a lovely rose made from Trepat grapes and goes equally as well with smoked salmon as it does with soft goats or sheep’s cheese.
Ingenius Brut Nature – A Brut Nature has no added sugar so is dry and delicate. Ingenius is delicious with risottos cutting through their creamy denseness.
Carles Andreu Barrica Reserva – Cava can be aged in the same way as wine. This cava has been aged for at least 2 years in the bottle and the base wine has been oaked. Oaking gives it more body and structure, it is lovely with chicken, turkey and rabbit. People are often surprised that Cava goes really well with white and sometimes red meat.
We currently stock 11 Cavas from 4 artisan producers, if you would like to taste some, drop in for a glass and some tapas or pick up a bottle for your Christmas table.