Bella Conchi’s Cavas are reasonably priced — however a bit onerous to search out within the U.S. We tried all three of the operation’s nonvintage choices. Ideas observe.
NV Bella Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion – Brilliant lemon, pear, and quince cleared the path on this iconic and effusive Cava, which fades to showcase notes of vanilla and spice because it develops on the tongue. Creamy, with some guava on the end. B+ / $13
NV Bella Conchi Cava Brut Rose – Not particularly floral, this presents with basic Brut Cava notes of pears and a lightweight contact of peach. Gentle however relatively doughy on the palate, with notes of pastry cream and a lemony end. Hoped for extra basic “rose” character right here however by no means fairly discovered it. B / $13
NV Bella Conchi Cava Brut Reserva – A lot of similarity with the Brut Seleccion right here, although a bit bolder and fruitier up entrance, then a extra evident saline character because it builds towards the end. Lemon curd and stronger vanilla notes on the fade-out. Not overwhelmingly “higher” than the Seleccion, however positively richer. B+ / $15