Oz, Tim and Olly’s Top 10 Cavas

Oz, Tim and Olly – aka the Three Wine Men – have sipped and swirled through many a glass of Cava and put together a list of their favourites (in no particular order) that you can easily find, buy and enjoy this summer.

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1. Morrisons Signature M Vintage Cava NV
Price: £7.00 Available from: Morrisons
‘Classic fizz with change from a tenner, quality kit for an impromptu celebration.’

2. Heretat El Padruell Brut NV
Price: £8.50 Available from: Marks & Spencer
‘Soft, foaming wine with a self-confidently traditional flavour of apple peel
and citrus skins rubbed in fresh Catalan earth.’

3. Waitrose Castillo Perelada Brut NV
Price: £9.49 Available from: Waitrose, Waitrose Cellar
‘This unique Cava has a delicate, fresh, citrus fruitiness, a subtle nutty character from
a minimum of 12 months ageing on the lees and a lingering subtle yet complex and crisp finish.’

4. The Society’s Cava Reserva Brut NV
Price: £8.25 Available from: The Wine Society
‘A fantastic elegantly round peachy aperitif that’s made using the method champenois.
A Spanish jewel that gleams in the glass and summons you to its heady fiesta.’

5. Bodegas Muga Cava Conde de Haro Brut 2013
Price:£12.95 Available from: The Wine Society
‘Snap, dazzle, pop! Delicious bubbly from viura and malvasia grapes. Top notch fizz for the price.’

6. Juvé y Camps Selección Reserva 2013
Price: £11.49 Available from: Waitrose
‘Quite a rich style of Cava, but the acidity easily balances the richness
and the savoury yeastiness marries happily with the citrus peel fruit.’

7. Juvé y Camps Reserva Familia 2013
Price: £15.99 Available from: Majestic
‘Savoury strata with a deep core of appley richness, this is satisfying fizz for a friendly price tag.’

8. Mont Marcel Cava ‘Extremarium’ Special Cuvée Reserva NV
Price: £15.95 Available from viaderwines.co.uk
‘I think anyone who loves fine fizz will find this will satisfy all comers.
Cracking value for money, beautiful biscuit twist, enlivening vibrancy and divine purity.’

9. Gramona Celler Batlle Gran Reserva 2005
Price: £60.00 Available from: Berry Bros. & Rudd
‘Rich, savoury, marmitey and complex with layer upon layer of flavour. As good as Cava gets!’

10. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Vintage Rosé 2014
Price: £9.00 Available from: Sainsbury’s
‘This is a smooth, mildly scented and delicately fruity blend of Pinot Noir (80%)
and Chardonnay (20%) with an attractively savoury creamy undertow.’

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