Miami has two seasons – hot and hotter – so Rosé is the best drink of choice. Every now and then, I like to mix it up with some bubbles, so I tried Pere Ventura Tresor Brut Rosé Sparkling Cava for a festive New Year’s brunch.
Pere Ventura’s wine producing vocation is rooted in a family tradition dating back to the 19th century. When he decided to found his namesake winery in 1992, he did so in honor of his ancestors. Pere’s family heritage with Cava dates back to 1872, when his great grandfather, Manuel Montserrat Font, helped produced the first bottles of Cava at Codorniu. Today, the family tradition lives on at the Pere Ventura wine estate, with the ultimate goal of producing Cava of the highest quality and elegance.
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All Pere Ventura Cavas undergo the “Traditional Method” of sparkling wine production, the same method used for Champagne (the only difference, obviously, is that Champagne is only produced in Champagne, France). Grapes are hand harvested and de-stemmed before they undergo a first fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
The wine is deep pink in color and has nice, fine bubbles. There’s a nice berry aroma with slight florals. It tastes of strawberry and other berries, and I also get some citrus in the mix. It’s refreshing and crisp, with a good balance of acidity, sweetness, and dryness. I paired it with festively-designed pancakes, eggs, and bacon. It’s about $15 online, so it’s definitely a great value. 4/5.
If you fancy more of a Brut, check out my review of Pere Ventura Tresor Brut Cava.