Pedro Ballesteros highlights the outstanding quality of Cava in February’s Decanter magazine

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 |
D.O. Cava

In the Expert's Choice column of this month’s Decanter magazine, the renowned Pedro Ballesteros MW selects some of the best TOP Cavas, marking out the increase in Premium Cavas.

The esteemed Master of Wine and highly effective wine communicator, Pedro Ballesteros Torres, has penned an article in the prestigious wine magazine Decanter, highlighting the impressive quality of Cava, and pointing out that the Denomination of Origin Cava has increased the number of Premium Cavas currently available on the market.

As a result of a blind tasting, nine Cavas received the highest scores from this eminent wine expert. His selection was meticulous, taking into account the tending of the vineyard, with special emphasis on Cavas from organic or biodynamic viticulture, as well as Cavas with long bottle ageing (from 6-16 years).

"The wines are worthier than the words"
Pedro Ballesteros

The result of this tasting is a selection of refined, smooth and complex TOP Cavas. These are the selected wines:

Agustí Torelló Mata, Barrica Gran Reserva Brut Nature, 2015

Alta Alella, Mirgin Exeo Paraje Calificado Vallcirera, 2015

Maria Rigol Ordi, Gran Reserva Brut Nature, 2014

Mestres, Visol Gran Reserva Brut Nature, 2013

Miquel Pons, Montargull Gran Reserva Crianza con Corcho, 2014

Roger Goulart, Gran Reserva Brut, 2012

Sumarroca, Núria Claverol Homenatge Brut Gran Reserva, 2014

Vins el Cep, Claror Paraje Calificado Can Prats, 2012

Vins Família Ferrer, Can Sala Paraje Calificado, 2005


Decanter is the most long-standing consumer wine publication in the UK, currently reaching over 750,000 winelovers every month in moree than 100 countries around the world.

You can read the full article, tasting notes, and scores for each wine at the following link (only available to registered users):

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