Place: Penedes, Spain
Variety: Macabeo, Xarel-lo, and Parellada
The wines of Azimut are the bohemian Catalonian you met while backpacking through the south of Spain—rustic, characterful and intriguing. They have a keen focus on sustainability and exercise this not only through their farming and cellar practices, but even in their supply chain, choosing, for example, to source their bottles from a manufacturer less than 100km from the bodega.
This Cava singularly illustrates how Spain remains a treasure trove of undervalued—and therefore underpriced—wine. Like eating the first of the season's apples followed by a dollop of fresh cream. An absolutely incredibly price-quality ratio!