More than 150 German food and wine professionals, including journalists and professionals from the wine trade and the HoReCa channel, attended the webinar "Cava shows its origins: the new zoning regulations" given by renowned Master of Wine, Pedro Ballesteros Torres, on 17 May.
The D.O. Cava, in collaboration with ICEX (the State Agency for Business and Investments )/Wines from Spain, organised this masterclass with the aim of explaining the new segmentation and zoning regulations specifically to hospitality sector specialists and professionals from the German market, a project endorsed by the wine sector’s most important international experts.
Throughout the session, the distinctive features of the new regulations were identified, starting with the segmentation of the Cava D.O. zones. The nomenclature of the categories (Cava de Guarda and Cava de Guarda Superior) and their associated quality requirements were highlighted, emphasising that Cavas de Guarda Superior must be of 100% organic origin, demonstrating the D.O.’s commitment to sustainability and the environment.
Next, the new zones and sub-zones were presented. First of all, the zoning, marked by major climatic and geographical features, delimited into four distinct zones; and secondly, the sub-zones, which are defined by specific climatic, orographic, historical and human characteristics.
To demonstrate the excellence of Cava, three leading wines were selected which illustrate the new changes in the Denomination of Origin, as well as showcasing different styles of Cava de Guarda Superior: a Reserva, a Gran Reserva and the top category of Paraje Calificado.
ALTA ALELLA BRUANT 2017 - Cava de Guarda Superior, Reserva Brut Nature
SELECCIÓ LA TICOTA 2012 - Cava de Guarda Superior Gran Reserva, Brut Nature
LA CAPELLA - Cava de Guarda Superior de Paraje Calificado, Brut Nature