Cava needs time to become a Great Cava.
This is Cava Guilera‘s motto and I guess you all will agree with this statement. A lot has been written about cava and its quality🏅. One of the points which many tried to bring out, was how cava wasn’t ready to compete with products like champagne. People have been dismissive about it and even looked down on it sometimes🙄; thank God these days are long gone now. Cava has shown the entire world that there are amazing cavas which are able to compete with champagne (even though I must admit I consider myself a champagne lover🥂).
Cava Guilera is clearly one of those caves. A couple of weeks ago we visited them at their winery and enjoyed a vertical wine tasting of some of their best vintages. We were lucky enough to go back in time to 1998 and I can tell you that THAT cava could be standing next to Dom Perignon in a wine shop (ok, in a wine shop they are usually separated by zones but you know what I mean😁).
We were lucky enough to try probably what we call the finest Catalan bubbles🍾. Although I was complaining about the lack of light in the tasting room, be sure I was the happiest kid🙋🏼. The tasting took place in the cellar, just next to the ageing bottles of cava.
- Here is Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2009; the original gran reserva. Xarel·lo, Macabeu and Parellada.
- Musivari 2007; (I really love how this word sounds, just repeat a couple of times in a row). It is a tribute to Penedès landscapes; as you can see the label recalls us of a mosaic – a mosaic of Penedès landscapes. Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Parellada🏝.
- Agosarat 2005, “Agosarat” 🦁means “Brave” in Catalan. It’s only produced in the best vintages (classical assemblage: xarel·lo, macabeu, parellada). The design deserves all your attention: the label features braille (yes, the silver thing) so that anyone can read what kind of cava it is.
So that’s it, wine lovers. This is your next must-try premium cava and must-go place when you come to Penedès🌟🥂!
If you have already tried it, please let me know what do you think about it!