Top 10 Cavas over £10

7. Castillo Perelada, Gran Claustro, Brut Nature Reserva, 2011

perelada-cava-gran-claustroBlend: 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, 5% Xarel lo, 2.5% Macabeu, 2.5% Parellada

Lees ageing: Minimum 15 months

Dosage: 1.2 g/l

Price: £17

Nose: Creamy, ripe stone fruit and buttery aromas

Palate: Pineapple, creamy, buttery, full and ripe, and not typically Cava-like except for gently bready character. Seems more like Carneros sparkling. Good, with a long finish. Very dry with almost no residual sugar.

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