Mestres Cava

The Collection


The Mestres family is documented in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia since before 1312 as owners of vineyards and also as grain and wine merchants. It has been linked to the wine world for 30 generations. 

At Christmas 1928, the first bottle of Mestres Cava was launched on the market, made by Josep Mestres Manobens with grapes from the 1925 vintage. From this date onwards, the family specialised in the production of sparkling wines with very long ageing using the traditional method and reached outstanding levels of quality, recognised by both the Penedès Cava producers themselves and by the winemakers themselves.

Visol was the first Brut Nature in history. Josep Mestres Manobens, thanks to the high quality of the base wine and the long ageing with cork stoppers, was able to make a 'Champagne' (champenoise method) without adding expedition liqueur, which he christened "Visol". In other words, he made it with wine only. This was the birth of the first Brut Nature, registered at the Patent and Trademark Office in 1948. 

The winery has always been unconditionally committed to the trilogy of native white varieties of the Penedès. Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada form an inseparable part of the DNA of their cavas, seeking maximum expression through the varieties best adapted to our immediate environment. The Xarel-lo gives us body and volume in a bed of fruity Macabeo where the fine Parellada adds elegance and finesse.

The very long ageing is one of the main signs of identity, two cork stoppers are used to make each bottle. The first fermentation and ageing of the base wine takes place in barrels with its own lees for six to twelve months. The second fermentation in the bottle is with the first 100% natural cork stopper, in a horizontal position in a manual rack, and with a minimum ageing of 42 months in the bottle with its lees in the darkness and stillness of the historic cellars in the nerve centre of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.

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