Cava & Penedes
In 1997 at Spanish princess Cristina’s wedding a Cava Brut Real from Penedes flowed freely. The same Cava Brut Real was selected in 2008 as the official Cava of the Beijing Olympics. This Cava Brut Real from Penedes was made by Heretat Mastinell.
This is an estate that strives to embody luxury, elegance in both design and wine. A mere 35 minutes from Barcelona, in the town of Villafranca del Penedes, Mastinell became the first Spanish Cava producer to build a luxury hotel. Resembling Cava bottles at rest, this hotel was heavily influenced by the architecture of Gaudi.
On the property is also the famed restaurant El Rima that showcases the fine cuisine of Catalunya and the Mediterranean. It was a natural extension for Mastinell as this bodega is famed for its luxury sparkling wines.
The quality of their wines is widely recognised by national and international awards which are: Gold Medals at the World Wine Competition in Brussels (Belgium)
Silver Medals at the Decanter (United Kingdom)
the Mondiale du Rosé (France)
Bronze Medals at the Wine & Spirit Competition (United Kingdom)
Challenge International (Hong Kong).
Also, in 2014 Mastinell won: “Best tourist establishment award in Spain”, as awarded by the Spanish Association of Wine Cities (ACEVIN).
In 2018, Mastinell was recognized by Decanter as one of the best wine destinations in Spain!
Mastinell exemplifies what Cava should be. Unlike “industrial” Cava that is hastily released, Mastinell only produces Reserva (aged 3 years) and Gran Reserva (aged 6 years). These are some serious bubblies worthy of any occasion and fine food. Not only is every bottle and lot individually numbered, the disgorgement date of each bottle is shown too.
The winery does not use any products of animal origin in their processing processes and has been certified by the European Vegetarian Union as a vegan wine.
That kind of detail is reflected in every bottle that Mastinell produces. It is a treat for us to be able to present the wines of Mastinell and introduce the luxury of fine crafted Spanish Cava