If only the folks who make Bodegas El Nido Clio made a Cava for everyday enjoyment.
Wait.. They do!
Crisp, clean, and thoroughly captivating, Cantagrillo from the Gil Family Estates (the family that owns and produces Clio), is a pantry essential, especially for the holiday season.
Cantagrillo is an excellent alternative to Champagne and one of the best sparkling wines we've enjoyed this year!
Stone fruit, white flowers, and green apples are gorgeously integrated into this clean and attractive Cava. The bubbles dance for minutes and the vibrant acidity begs that this wine be paired with food. There is no oak present whatsoever. A fantastic, chalky, dry finish pulls you in for another glass.
What We Love About Cantagrillo
Cantagrillo is made mainly from the Mediterranean white grape Malvasia; the balance is made with Chardonnay. The Malvasia gives the wine its bright, energetic lift, and the Chardonnay provides the wine its depth.
Cantagrillo is an all-season sparkler. It is a great everyday alternative to Champagne and is perfect for larger groups or parties. Enjoy with cheese, salads, and light pasta dishes. Before your meal, enjoy it as an aperitif; during your meal enjoy it as you would a crisp white wine; after your meal, enjoy it as an evening sipper.
Cantagrillo also passed my wife's high standards for fine wine: "That's a good one!"