Montcadi Rosé Cava - ~$8

If you've been in Fresh & Easy recently, you've surely noticed the floor-to-ceiling displays of Montcadi's Rosé Cava. I wasn't particularly fond of the off-dry version of this wine, but the rosé is much more likeable. It's a dry wine made in the metodo tradicional (i.e. the fizz is produced in the same way as it is for Champagne) from Trepat and Garnacha grapes.  The flavor profile is more appealing and complex than the earlier iteration, and features delicate, slightly sweet strawberry backed by a citrus astringency. The dry finish is clean and refreshing.

I'd give a slight edge to F&E's Pongrácz NV Brut, but hey, it's a pink wine for Valentine's Day, and it's half the price of the Pongrácz. If sparkling wine suits your taste (or the taste of that special someone), you might want to pick up a bottle.


Drinkability: 7/10
Price: 4.5/5
Total value: 11.5/15

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