LaGranja 360 Cava Brut Review

Delectable Cava grows in Penedes, Spain. Image courtesy Decanter.com.

This LaGranja 360 Cava Brut review is part of our value wine series.  Learn about wines like the LaGranja that are both accessible and affordable, with tasting notes, food pairings and where to buy wines like this.

La Granja 360 Cava Brut review from Penedès, (Catalonia), Spain.

This was a wonderful find, and it works incredibly well for mimosas!  An elegant, very well priced Cava made in Penedès, (Catalonia), Spain, and available for around $ 7 at Trader Joe’s in the United States.  Cava in Catalunia flows like it’s nobody’s business.  What’s unique about this Cava, is that Trader Joe’s actually worked with the winery in Spain to produce a product that their target audience would be interested in.

The Spanish version of bubbly, Cava is typically crafted to be a dry wine, and that’s exactly what the La Granja 360 brings to the table.  This is a spectacular sparkling white wine that works as a great summer drink, and definitely won’t cost you very much.  A great everyday clean, refreshing and balanced sparkling white wine.

The LaGranja 360 Cava Brut is made from Parellada, Macebo and Pansa Blanca grapes.  The juice is bottled traditionally with yeast and sugar, and then aged for 9 months.

LaGranja 360 Cava Brut Review

LaGranja 360 Cava Brut label and bottle design. Image courtesy TradeJoes.com.

La Granja 360 Cava Brut Tasting Notes

On the nose, this wine pops with aromas of both citrus and tree fruit.  The opening palate starts out crisp, refreshing and dry while backed with lots of bubbles and fresh melon notes.  Towards the mid-palate, bubbles stay bursting and acidity stays moderate and bright.  Towards the close, we get hints of pear, honeysuckle and fresh melon over a bubbly and subtle mineral finish.

LaGranja 360 Cava Brut Review and Food Pairings

Pan seared grouper with saffron risotto around a honey citrus pepper and lemon butter sauce. Win. Click for recipe at NestleProfessional.com.

Food Pairing the La Granja 360 Cava Brut

While I do prefer to drink a Cava like this on its own, this will pair nicely with white fish, both oily and not.  That said, try it with grilled snapper, pan seared grouper with lemon butter and cilantro, or steelhead trout and penne alla vodka if you want something a bit heavier.  If you fancy chicken, try it with chicken franchise with a side of four cheese risotto and corn bread.

Find the LaGranja 360 Cava Brut this summer at your local Trader Joe’s — while supplies last.

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