Wine Of The Week # 21 // Dionysus Cava ’12


Cava is Spain’s iconic sparkling wine style, and the Iberian Peninsula’s answer to Champagne. Its name comes not from a place, grape variety or winemaking technique, but from the stone cellars (cavas) in which the wine is matured. The style was first produced in the 1870’s, by a Josep Raventós, on his return to Catalonia after a visit to France where he studied the ‘method traditionnelle’.

Appropriately named after the Greek God of the grape harvest, this Cava is very aromatic with distinct notes of jasmine and white fruits, specifically pear and banana. Fresh, fruity and easily drinkable with fine bubbles, citric notes and a mild dryness this organic Cava is ideal for the sunny days ahead of us. 75cl // 12% ABV // £9.99