The delightful little fishing village was named after the Goddess Diana and is now a place where people with boat like to sip champagne as they watch the sun go down over the mountains.
Now they have their very own cava, named after their very own bay by the vineyards lying a short distance away in the Jalón or Xaló valley, one of the most beautiful valleys on the Costa Blanca and a gourmet paradise.
You can see Denia Castle on the label, the same castle stormed by untouchable Robert Stack during the filming of John Paul Jones, the first of many international films made in Denia, in this case by Mia Farrow’s father, John.
But I digress. This is a sparkling wine, created using the traditional method from the Muscat grape variety which is typical of the Marina Alta region. With its fine bubbles it is enhanced by its finesse and elegance.
It has a pale yellow colour with hints of green and a crown at the top of the glass. The alcohol content is a casual 11.6 %.
It’s very friendly on the nose, with carbonic and acidic levels well combined and rich in the Muscat grape and honey as well as citrus fruits with an inkling of tropical fruits. There is a light pastry and yeast fragrance, a superb combination with the aromas of this grape variety.
On the palate it has a light acidic initial taste, with an intense fruity flavour.
It’s ideal any time of the day or night, especially if served between: 7 – 10 ºC.
Although gazing with satisfaction after a pleasant day’s siling across the Bay of Denia is not an essential requirement, there is an eternal harmony and Goddess-like experience to be had should you choose to do so.