Meanwhile, the wind having changed we were compelled to head for the land, and ply our oars to avoid being driven on shore; but it was our good fortune to reach a creek that lies on one side of a small promontory or cape, called by the Moors that of the "Cava
rumia," which in our language means "the wicked Christian woman;" for it is a tradition among them that La Cava
, through whom Spain was lost, lies buried at that spot; "cava
" in their language meaning "wicked woman," and "rumia" "Christian;" moreover, they count it unlucky to anchor there when necessity compels them, and they never do so otherwise.
The father/daughter team has 150 hectares under vine, on which they grow a number of indigenous red and white varietals, including Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada, which are used to make their Cavas
VISITAR Club Cavas
Freixenet, la bodega mas grande del grupo Freixenet, es toda una experiencia.
The flagship cavas
of Bodega Codorniu were Anna de CodornAaAaAeA u Blanc Blancs and Anna de Codorniu Brut RosAaAaAeA@.
Dominio de la Peseta Cava
, available at at least one local big-box chain for about $11, is a good example of a dry white cava
(there also are rose cavas
) at a good price, making it a fine candidate for summer afternoon sipping or as an aperitif before dinner.
But now is the time for you to explore the newly arriving cavas
I've tasted better cavas
, but for the money, and considering the vast amounts that will be drunk at Christmas, it's a good credit crunch tipple.
There are cheaper cavas
around thanWaitrose Cava
Brut (pounds 5.
Varios productores de vinos en Chile instalaron cavas
submarinas en las costas del pais sureno, pues aseguran que bajo el mar los vinos conservan mejor su aroma y su color, ademas de mantener por mas tiempo sus niveles de acidez.
It claims to have benefited from a growing tendency among cash-strapped consumers to ditch Champagne for sparkling wines, a sector dominated by Spanish Cavas
that comprise more than 50% of the market.
Deep golden in colour and more body than most Cavas
From there the cavas
cane thick and fast, each accompanied by a tasty pinchos to enhance the flavours in the wine.