Yesterday we ate tacos even though it was Wednesday. I have heard of the tradition many families in Sweden have to eat tacos on Fridays, as a part of “Friday- family-time”, but since we has no children we do want. So we popped a cava for dinner. Actually one of the nine that I had picked up after almost forgetting that I had ordered them from the monopoly.
Faustino Brut Reserva was chosen. You know the Faustino Martinez, who makes the famous Rioja wines (and the cava was also from Rioja). It was actually the first time I tasted a cava that was not from Penedès, which is perhaps not surprising given that 95% of all Cava is made in precisely Penedés.
We were pleasantly surprised that such a focused wine producer makes such good cava. Small tingling bubbles that were like pearls on the tongue, beautiful yellow apples with a breadiness that remained in the finish along with the fruit. Really nice!
Faustino Martinez Cava Brut Reserva (No. 85284 at the monopoly in Sweden), 79 SEK (11.50 USD) a very good bargain for that extremely modest price. I sense a new favorite here at home?
Faustino Cava brut reserva has been 26 months on the lees and are made from the traditional grape Macabeo and Chardonnay.
If we Swedes order enough, it will be put in to the standard range already in the spring. It has been done before!