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Coconut Almond Tea Cakes and Torre Oria Cava Rose

 Our July #WinePW is being hosted by Deanna Atk at Wineivore and she has chosen to explore the reality around "Does Cava Truly Pair with Everything?"  I put it to the test with a pairing of Coconut Almond Cake to see if it can be paired with sweets.

First, let me share with you about the wine. This Cava is 100% Macabeu from Valencia, Spain.  It has notes of green apple, citrus, and maybe a hint of sourdough.  It's a terrific bubbly that pairs well with seafood, fish, chicken, and salad and is a sparkly good celebration wine.

It is dry farmed, sustainable with winemaking in the traditional method.

I paired it with this Coconut Almond Tea Cake. It's not a new idea to pair cake and wine, my favorite being a rich chocolate cake with a Cabernet Sauvignon.  I have to say, I thought it would be a challenge to have a rose with 100% Macabeau (a grape that produces a wine with white fruits and florals).  This wine isn't overly sweet and didn't compete with the cake.  In fact, neither of them is overly sweet, which made for a delicious after-dinner dessert.  We did wait for a bit before consuming our dessert after dinner.  

We found it to be a pleasant pairing, one we would happily repeat!

For the real test for Does Cava Truly Pair with Everything? check out these posts with other pairings with Cava!

"Huevos Rotos (Broken Eggs) + Juve & Camps Reserva de la Familia Gran Reserva Brut" from Camilla at Culinary Cam

"Cava and Croissants? Yes Please!" from Andrea at The Quirky Cork

"Grilled Teriyaki Chicken+Cava= A Perfect Summer Pairing" from Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm

"Coconut Almond Tea Cakes and Torre Oria Cava Rosè" from Terri at Our Good Life

"Cava with an eclectic array of Tapas!" from Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles

"Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut and Coctel de Camaron" from Deanna at Wineivore

"2017 Can Descregut Corpinnat Brut Nature Reserva + Spanish Inspired Appetizers!" from Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine

"Slightly sweet Cava Brut ups your grilling options" from Linda at My Full Wine Glass

"For a Sparkling Summer Surprise, Try Spain’s Biodynamic Raventos i Blanc with Anchovy Sammies" from Gwendolyn at Wine Predator

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  1. What a great idea! I can't believe I forgot to pair a sweet with our bottle I will have to fix that soon...and this cake looks like just the ticket. Yum.

  2. The cakes sounds lovely Terri. Cheers.

  3. Oooohh, if it's Macabeo, what are they using for the dosage to make it a rose?

  4. Hi Terri! Thank you so much for joining and exploring the question of whether Cava pairs with everything!!! I had long wondered whether Cava would pair with cake, as I have been told it does by wine "experts". So nice to see this verified with your beautiful coconut tea cake. Yum!

  5. I can see an off-dry Cava pairing well with your gorgeous coconut almond tea cake Terri. Glad you found the pairing to be good enough to repeat. Cheers!

  6. Anonymous7:09 PM

    I have never had a 100% Macabeo Cava. I just love how wide it is possible to go with pairings for this wine!


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