By: Text by: Scott Jones
Photo: Randy Mayor
A bubbly brut will cut through creamy sauces and has enough depth and complexity to complement a diversity of seasonings and meaty mushrooms. Made in the traditional French Champagne method, cava uses a blend of Spanish grapes to create a soft sparkler with plenty of weight to ride alongside umami-rich mushrooms. Bottle aging gives these creamy, effervescent whites an earthy, yeasty depth without adding to the price tag.
Casteller, Cava Brut, Spain ($12) (pictured)
Jaume Serra Cristalino, Brut Cava, Spain ($9)