In 1970, Enrique Forner founded Marqués de Cáceres Unión, a historic alliance of growers in the village of Cenicero in the Rioja Alta subregion of Rioja. The pioneering Forner family has been devoted to the wine trade for five generations and has been a major player since they first started late in the 19th century.
Their search for the best vine growers and vineyards in Rioja and the introduction of a Bordeaux concept revolutionized the production and business model of the entire region. They work with one single objective: producing the highest quality wines. Today this obsession continues to be the driving force of Cristina Forner, the fifth generation of this distinguished wine family.
Cristina’s Brut Cava is a sneaky great value. It has a ton of energy and lift from the tiny bubbles, leading with a bouquet of citrus fruits and notes of freshly baked brioche. The mouth is fun and round with great balance, harmony and structure. I’m not sure you’re going to find much better value than this one.
90 Points, Tasting Panel
“Blending 50% Xarel·lo, 30% Macabeo, and 20% Parellada from 25-plus-year-old high-elevation vines makes for an extroverted sparkler. A nose of croissant and lemon oil leads to flavors of lemon pudding, candle wax, and white flowers. Lively and focused.”