Top 10 Cavas over £10

6. Segura Viudas Torre Galimany, Brut Nature, Gran Reserva, 2011

segura-viudas-torre-galimanyBlend: 94% Xarel-lo, 3% Parellada, 3% Macabeo

Lees ageing: 30 months

Dosage: 0 g/l

Price: £12

Nose: Toasty with oxidative bruised apple note, and some oaky, nutty aromas.

Palate: Seems almost sweet even though this is a Brut Nature. It is very toasty, with some butter, and cream, as well as a hint of marshmallow/vanilla. At the core is ripe pineapple, which, when mixed with coconut flavours from the barrel influence (the base wine is aged in French oak), makes it taste a little like sparkling white Graves. It is made in an oxidative style, but very well done. Good, full-bodied, food-friendly sparkling. Good value too.

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