biutiful, Cava, Brut, Non Vintage


Estate / Producer / Brand: Isaac Fernandez

Region: Requena, Spain

Appellation: DO Cava

Type: Dry, Sparkling, white wine

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: January 2023

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: 80% Macabeo, 20% Chardonnay

Blend: Non vintage (not communicated)

Winemaking details: Traditional Method (Méthode Champenoise – second fermentation in bottle); without dosage

Aging: 15 months on lees

Sugar level: Low

Sulphites: Contains Sulphites


  • Colour = Lemon
  • Intensity = Pale


  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas =  Smoky, Toasty, Lees, Apple, Pear, Peach


  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity =  Medium
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Smoky, Toasty, Lees, Apple, Pear, Peach, Mineral notes
  • Other = Fine bubbles (well integrated), enjoyable smoky character
  • Finish = Medium+


  • Overall Quality = Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 15 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = great value for money
  • Comparison with same price competition = good deal compared to same price competition
  • Suitability for Diabetics = not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Appetizer, smoked fish, smoked salmon, sour cream plates
  • Comments = There is no doubt that this wine offers a great quality for the price paid. The smoky character is really enjoyable but still offers some complex fruity expressions, a lengthy finish and a good sugar-acidity-fruit balance
  • Final Grade = B

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Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale