Villa Conchi Brut Selección Cava Wine Review
Villa Conchi Brut Selección Cava
Cava D.O., Spain
Community Reviews: 24
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
A crisp, refreshing sparkling wine from Spain that's a fraction of the price of Champagne. Toasty and vibrant.
This Villa Conchi Brut Selección Cava was reviewed on March 4, 2022 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A wonderful cava made in the traditional method
Resulting in fine bubbles, brilliant pale
Straw with a soft golden hue. This is a crisp, balanced impressively structured sparkling. The lime zest, raw almond, fresh white bread, aromatics impress the palate. Great acidity. Enjoyed with fresh popcorn and drinking easily on it's own. Tasted Jan 2017. Rated 90/100.
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Cava is divided among those who appreciate the traditional varietals (Xaraello, Parelleda, and Viura) and those who feel there is potential for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to express the terroir of the Penedes area where Cava is made. This one makes no pretense of taking sides - it contains both traditional and international varietals. Their goal was to achieve the most interesting aromatic profile they could.
Pale straw, with somewhat persistent bubbles.
This wine is very floral, with the wild spiciness of Xarello poking through.
Asian pear, sprinkled with cinnamon amd ginger. There is a chalky minerality apparent even on the nose.
The flavours are more delicate than the aromas. Confectioner's sugar, pineapple, pear, lime, and ginger. The biscuitiness of a traditional method sparkling comes through on the finish to pull it together.
It has tremendous acidity! Very lip-smacking.
Put alongside ceviche or oysters.
|Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Clean and refreshing Cava with persistent, creamy bubbles. Look for melon, peach, apple, toast and white flowers blossoms. Enjoyable sparking for excellent value.
|Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
I do love a sparkling wine. This blend of 30% Xarel.lo, 30% Paralleda, 30% Macabeo, 10% Chardonnay made with the same method of champagne is about a 1/4 of the cost (and then some). A touch of biscuit and citrus on the nose. Crisp acidity and some green apple flavours. Long mouth watering finish. Tasted January 15, 2017.
|Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Delicious, great-value cava. Biscuity notes on the nose, with green apple and lemon on the follow-through. Nice, light effervescence make this Spanish sparkler the perfect way to mark any special occasion.
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|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of green and yellow apple, and biscuit, The taste adds a touch of pear. Simple, fresh and quite nice.
|Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Zesty lemony nose with some green apple skins
Yeasty, lemon explosion on the palate with mouthwatering citrus acidity
Light bodied, refreshing finish.
|Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Yeasty with lemon and floral undertones. In the mouth, medium body with a ripe and generous fruit structure. Tasty and sweet finale.
|Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
I like the look and feel of the textured, energetic bubble streams in this pleasing sparkling wine from Spain’s Cava appellation.
Its scent and flavours entertain, too. Extroverted and fresh in my glass, they evoke tangerine, white grapefruit and peaches. The stone fruit notes clings to my taste buds in more than a minute long finish, a positive in my books.
This Cava is equal parts Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada (30/30/30) with 10% Chardonnay.
Serve chilled with something salty. Enjoy.
Reviewed April 2022
|Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Oct 5, 2014: Pale gold, citrus, green apple and mineral. Fine mouse, pear, apple, citrus flavous with good acidity and just a kiss of sweetness. Perfect for pastry filled appetizers or sushi.
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Cava's are a terrific alternative to Champagne if you're not interested in forking out $40-$100 for a bottle. Cava's are produced in the same way as Champagne, with similar high quality, just with different grapes, and at a fraction of the price. This Cava displays wonderful micro bubbles, refreshing acidity, and would pair terrifically with any rich dish, hors d'oeuvre, or fast food. Tasted October 2014. 88 points. Matt Steeves @QuercusVino
|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Great value cava with lemon, mineraility, almond, and yeastiness. Very fine bubbles. Pair with something salty and naughty, chips of fries.
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Mild biscuit aromas with a rich, creamy palate of honey and almond nougat.
Perfect for every special occasion, without the price tag of champagne.
|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Citrus and mineral notes on the nose and palate. Lively mouthfeel with a medium, citrus finish. Tasted January 15, 2017.
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
A great value Cava that would satisfy both the Prosecco and Champagne lover. Aromas of green apple, toasty biscuit, lemon-lime, and white peach. Zesty bubbles liven up the palate. Enjoy with oysters, shrimp or any seafood dish.
|Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
A little lemon and a little biscuit with some fine bubbles, not bad for a well-priced Cava. The flavours of citrus and stone fruit are balanced with nice acidity and effervescence.
A perfectly affordable bottle for the start of a dinner party, that is very refreshing.
|Irina Omari rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
It a fantastic sparkling wine especially when you look at the price. The bottle looks great and makes a very good presentation for an occasion with golden and nice tiffany box shade colours on the label. You get all the traditional aromas of Cava, it is fresh and floral with a touch of biscuit.
|Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:|
This is an interesting light sparkling. Pale and clear with a hint of ginger on the nose. Fine fizz, a bit short on the finish. Would benefit from food accompaniment such as smoked salmon or salty chips.
|Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:|
Fresh nose with aromas of pastry and green apple.
Vivid acidity and good length. Nice cava that will be a good companion for your oysters parties this fall.
|Philippe Perreault - Sommelier rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:|
It's a blend of Macabeo (also know as Macabeu in France), Xarello, Parellada and Chardonnay.
Clear green/yellow color with fine bubbles!
Aromas of apple, toasted bread and nuts!
The palate is fresh and long.
Take it like appetizer!
Serve it at 5-6 degrees.
Ready to drink!
|This Villa Conchi Brut Selección won Silver Medal at International Wine Challenge in 2013. This is the perfect bottle of Cava to keep in the fridge for impromptu visits, celebrations, and do you really need to have a reason to enjoy this dry, lemony, light herbal sparkling wine. - Community Wine Reviews|
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