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 made from 100% Xarel-lo grape variety, and a second Cava, representing the finest Spanish sparkling wine: a Cava de Guarda Superior de Paraje Calificado.
“ Cava definitely has a place among the finest and most refined sparkling wines in the world”
Among the world's sparkling wines in the extensive tasting of a total of 13 references, Pere Ventura Cava de Guarda Superior de 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 ”.
On the other hand, the Cava Bruant of Alta Alella was also highlighted: "pronounced minerality and without added sulphites", which underlined the commitment to high quality and sustainability of the Cava Designation of Origin.
The Institute of Masters 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.