Campo Viejo Cava Brut Reserva

By | March 4, 2007

Some friends had a happy, healthy baby this week. Hurrah! She arrived a month earlier than planned, so we were delighted she was fine, but I was woefully short of Champagne to celebrate.
A quick scoot around the kitchen revealed a few sparklers, but nothing from the required neighbourhoods in northeast France.

I cracked open a Campo Viejo Cava Brut Reserva from the fridge, intended for a somewhat lesser (as yet undetermined) pleasant surprise.

It was certainly bubbly, with persistent small bubbles giving a creamy mousse. It smells yeasty, more bread than marmite. There’s fresh green apples and limes. It’s just off dry with a balanced acidity. Medium body and alcohol add to that balance.

The bubbles create a lovely creamy fizz in the mouth. The yeast and fruit carry through, with the addition of some ripe melon adding more rich fruitiness.  This is a fabulous value wine. It’s excellent fizz easily of the quality of “cheap” Champagnes twice the price (or even three times without discounts).  This bottle was left over from a Christmas Thresher offer, so it cost me about a fiver. I really don’t know why I don’t have a glass with lunch every day!

One thought on “Campo Viejo Cava Brut Reserva

  1. michael ringwood

    Hey! Congrats to your friends. Happy Birthday to the little one.
    Cool wine. Not a bad idea to try it out once. Your blog is really amazing. Loads of fun info.
    Hey! you could also check out my blog on birthday ecards for some beautiful e-greeting cards and other interesting stuffs.

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