Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sparkling Wine Nov 14, 2010 J.G. Carrión Cristalino Rosé Brut Cava N/V SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJ.G. Carrión Jaume Serra Cristalino Rosé Brut Cava N/V Cava DOC, Spain $14-17 +64162 available at private liquor storeswww.garciacarrion.esThis rosy little number was named the “Wine of the Year” at Cornucopia, Whistler’s annual Celebration of wine and food that wrapped up today. Not hard to see why – hello – it’s pink bubble! What’s not to like?The winery behind Cristalino, Jaume Serra, was founded in 1943 by respected enologist Jaume Serra Guell and was purchased in 1997 by the J. García Carrión family. Though J.G. Carrión is a major Cava producer (2nd largest bubble producer in Spain), it’s new to this market, having been caught up in a years-long lawsuit brought on by Cristal Champagne, over the closeness in nomenclature. Carrión won. Made in the Método Tradicional (Traditional Method), with yeast imported from Champagne, this is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Trepat. Bright, deep rose in hue, this Cava has scented sweet raspberries and cherries on the nose. The palate is lively with medium mousse, and flavours of strawberry, youthful cherry, anise and softly spiced rhubarb. The crisp finish keeps it refreshing and inviting – no wonder this was such a huge hit with the crush of the crowd at Cornucopia’s CRUSH.This is the perfect canapés wine – fresh, fun and fruity. And the price? Fantastic! Do keep it in mind for the upcoming holiday season.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsJ.G. Carrión Jaume Serra Cristalino Rosé Brut Cava N/VThis Método Tradicional bubble is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Trepat. Bright, deep rose in hue, Cristalino Rosé Brut has scented sweet raspberries and cherries on the nose. The palate is lively with medium mousse, and flavours of strawberry, youthful cherry, anise and softly spiced rhubarb. This is the perfect canapés wine – fresh, fun and fruity. And the price? Fantastic! Do keep it in mind for the upcoming holiday season.SpainSparkling WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.