Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Codorniu Pinot Noir Rose Brut Cava

Top 10 Barbecue Wines 2010

Codorniu Pinot Noir Rose Brut Cava, on our list of the Top 10 Barbecue Wines


Codorníu Pinot Noir Rosé Brut Cava
Penedès, Spain

When Codorníu introduced this Cava in 2001, it was the first Spanish sparkling wine made entirely from Pinot Noir grapes. The result is a wine showing dominant red fruit notes, with a bouquet of raspberries and blackberries. Woodland fruit characters and a crisp citrus finish give this sparkler a notable personality, and its bubbles lend a creamy profile. The rose pairs well with lightly spiced meats as well as honey and balsamic-based sauces. We think it would be delicious with ribs drenched in a sweet barbecue sauce.

Rating: 13.5/20
Price: $15

Intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

< Previous | Next >

What's your favorite summer BBQ wine? Share your thoughts with us and other readers on our forum!

All About Barbecue

(Updated: 05/23/12 BH)

Sip on GAYOT's picks of the best small-production craft beers.

Sip straight or mix up a margarita with GAYOT's picks of the best tequilas under $100.