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Anna Codorniu Brut, NV and Brut Rose, NV Cavas

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Anna Codorniu Brut, NV and Brut Rose, NV Cavas

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Spain’s Codorniu Winery can trace its winemaking roots to the middle of the 16th century. They have been making Cava, Spain’s sparkling wine since the late 1800’s. Their Flagship Cava, Anna de Codorniu, was first produced in 1984; the first year Codorniu used Chardonnay in its Cavas.
Anna de Codorniu was the last daughter of Codorniu’s founder; she married winemaker Miguel Raventos in 1859 and was the last family member to use the Codorniu surname. The Anna de Codorniu Brut, NV and Brut Rose NV are named for her.
The Anna de Codorniu Brut, NV comes in an elegant white bottle, is light straw yellow and has aromas of citrus, yeast and toast. The palate is filled with fine bubbles and flavors or tart lemon, grapefruit and pineapple. All of those citrus flavors contribute crisp acidity, which is balanced with a long finish and yeasty notes. The Brut, NV is a blend of 70% Chardonay and 30% Parellada. This would pair great with a chilled seafood tower with cold-water oysters, shrimp cocktail and rich lobster tails. Of course it is great to enjoy on its own as well.
Packaged in a pink bottle, the Anna de Codorniu Brut Rose, NY is bright salmon colored. Tight bubbles rising to the top release aromas of orange, strawberries and rose petals. The palate has bold citrus fruits and tart raspberry. This is a great sparkler and would be great to share with your loved one for St. Valentines Day! Drink this to toast the one you love. But don’t discount this for pairing this would food. Try seafood in a light cream sauce or citrus marinated chicken. Pick up a few bottles!

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