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Franck Massard Mas Sardana Cava Brut Nature Award Winning

Franck Massard Mas Sardana Cava Brut Nature NV

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Spain

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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Franck Massard
  • This cava has a bright gold colour with green tinges and threads of fine bubbles. On the nose, it is fresh and inviting mainly reminiscent of bramley apples with a touch of biscuit. The taste combines citrusy flavours and hazelnut finishing with an almost creamy texture. We believe that these are the hallmark of a wine made with great attention both in the vineyard and the winery.
  • Alcohol

    11.5%
  • When to drink

    Drink now
  • Bottle

    75
  • Style

    Sparkling

Press ReviewPress

Like London Cru, former UK-based French sommelier Franck Massard also takes his fruit from a variety of sources – in his case several Spanish regions – applying his signature style without obscuring the origins of the grapes. He is perhaps best known for his work in the Catalan region of Priorat, where he bought his first plot of vines. But, like many people (it won a trophy at this year’s Wines from Spain Awards) I was particularly impressed by his take on Cava. This is a style that does a perfectly serviceable job of fulfilling the need for cheap fizz. But it can do more than that: Massard’s version avoids the mistake of slavishly imitating Champagne, using classic local grape varieties for a distinctive, dry, graceful apple-scented delight.

David WilliamsThe Guardian

Cava is made the same way as Champagne, often using native grapes, but costs a fraction of the price. This has pretty floral aromas with yeasty citrus fruit. The palate shows complexity and fine acidity with ripe apple and biscuit notes on the finish. Great value. 92/100.

Decanter Magazine

"Prosecco? Try these alternative sparkling wines under £15 instead..." - Spain produces traditional method cava, mainly from the Penedès in Catalonia but there are a further eight regions producing smaller amounts, such as Navarra, Rioja and Aragon. Made from Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel•lo – although other grapes including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Monastrell and Garnacha are also permitted - the wines have dependable quality and appeal. Drier than Prosecco, they are closer to a NV Champagne in flavour. Ignore the big houses and seek out smaller vineyards making unique versions, such as the award-winning Mas Sardana Cava Brut Nature made by Frenchman Franck Massard, using fruit from different Spanish regions. The style is nothing less than elegant, with floral and clean citrus aromas. Each sip is light and dry, restrained at first, while also maintaining a real depth of flavour. A slightly creamy, nutty and almost bitter finish keeps you coming back for more.

Nuria Stylianou The Evening Standard

Winemaking

Vinification - Secondary fermentation in bottle. Time of fermentation: 30 days. Temperature: 16ºC. Ageing - on the lees: At least 12 months.

  • Vintage

    NV
  • Producer

    Franck Massard
  • Additional Varieties

    50% Xarel.lo, 25% Macabeo & 25% Parellada.
  • Closure

    Cork
  • Residual Sugar

    > 2.0 g/L
  • Titratable Acidity

    4.5 g/l
  • Case Size

    6
  • SKU

    A21561NV

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