A CHIC Christmas Celebration

Christmas celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. From large family gatherings on Noche Buena to intimate breakfasts on Christmas morning, no two are the same. Luckily, I have a sparkling wine that will fit in wherever you decide to celebrate.

CHIC Barcelona Rosé is a single-variety Cava, which is Spain’s iconic sparkling wine style, and the Iberian Peninsula’s answer to Champagne. It is made with Trepat grapes and is grown in the Conca de Barberà valley in central Catalonia. The climate is Mediterranean with continental influences, meaning that it tends to have cold winters and slightly mild summers, resulting in a slower maturation of the grapes which, in turn, produces full and fresh wines.

Once the Trepat brunches have been harvested, a pre-fermentation maceration occurs between 16 and 20 hours at a temperature between 54 and 63º F to extract color and aromas.

The wine is very colorful – a deep salmon hue – and is very effervescent. Upon pouring, the bubbles practically cascade around the glass like a tornado. I got strawberry and florals on the nose.

It tastes sweet and fruity, has a nice balance and acidity. The average price online was $11, which makes it a great value – especially for a chic-looking hostess gift. I paired it with holiday cheer 🎄3/5.


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