On 18 February, the Cava Designation of Origin attended a full day about sparkling wines at the Institute of Masters of Wine in Seattle. Charles Curtis MW, Nick Jackson MW and Mary Gorman-McAdams MW presented “It’s all about the Bubbles“, an exclusive seminar on the world’s most prestigious sparkling wines for more than 90 professional Master of Wine Level 2 students.
On this occasion, two representative types of Cava were presented: a Guarda Superior, and a second Cava, representing the finest Spanish sparkling wine: a Cava de Guarda Superior de Paraje Calificado.
Among the world’s sparkling wines in the extensive tasting of a total of 13 references, PERE VENTURA GRAN VINTAGE PARAJE CALIFICADO CAN BAS stood out as the favourite. It was described by the professionals as:
“High quality bubbles; tasty, long, complex and with attractive notes of fruit on the palate”.
“A very good example of a balanced, fresh, complex sparkling wine ”.
“This Cava was a real favourite among all the sparkling wines we tasted”
PERE VENTURA GRAN VINTAGE PARAJE CALIFICADO CAN BAS is a cava that tells of the place it comes from, a small area of vineyards qualified after their special soil conditions and a micro climate that sets them apart from the rest of the vines grown around them. GRAN VINTAGE represents the Paraje Can Bas: the identity of this cava comes from its origin, the series of variables (climate, geology, soil and biome) that determine the expression of the grapes and yield a unique must that is the reflection and interpretation of that vintage. The uniqueness of the terroir, together with quality criteria of its production and ageing, create a cava with distinctive characteristics. It also draws value added and identity from its history and the age of the soil.
Master of Wine is the highest recognition of exceptional expertise in the wine world. Started more than 65 years ago as an examination for the UK wine trade, the IMW has grown into a globally recognised qualification held by an international group of Masters of Wine. There are now 420 MWs in 30 countries, each making their own contribution to the world of wine.