Catalonia

We have crossed the frontier to make our first foray into the world of Spanish wine, or more accurately, into the fascinating region of Catalonia.  This is a natural progression for us as it is an extension of our regional interest in the wines produced along the Mediterranean rim and Recaredo fits snugly within our portfolio of family-run estates producing limited quantities of traditionally-produced wines.

In this instance, we were most struck by the principled approach of the Mata family to the production of Cava and their fanatical commitment to the expression of the terroir and the tradition of Cava.  Here is an example of a producer whose dedication to the highest quality is in stark contrast to the commercial mediocrity that is endemic to the current Cava scene.

Cava Recaredo