Wine Review: Mont-Ferrant Berta Bouzy Cava Extra Brut 2010

It is Thursday evening as I am sipping this cava. Nothing beats the feeling of an upcoming trip, so it is more than reasonable to start relaxing the evening before a long flight. I have always loved Thursday cava (or any day cava for that matter). The bottle of Mont-Ferrant Berta Boyzy was bought from a small wine shop in Barcelona. It was one of these gambles, no idea what to expect but the parameters (right grapes, method etc) were there. It is always fun to buy a few wild-cards to have around the house.

Stylish bottle
Stylish bottle
Light straw colour
Light straw colour
My collectibles, cork and metal cap.
My collectibles, cork and metal cap.

This time, we hit the mark. The Berta Bouzy, regardless of being only an entry level cava(~9 months of aging) it is a very positive experience. The nose is slighly sweet of apricot and yellow apples with some granite and lime stone. The taste is more full with light acidity, zesty lemon and baked apples. It is in the top range of entry level cavas I have tasted, so quality-wise I would give it a 3.5. The problem is that I don’t remember what we paid for it, so value for money-wise I cannot rank it (even google was not able to help me on this one).

All in all, a good kick-off cava for our journey to Shanghai and an interesting addition for our shopping list for the future. If the entry level is such great quality, I am just aching to try a Reserva or even a Gran Reserva from the same producer

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