January 8th- The world’s largest and most relevant sparkling wine competition for bubblies made under established rules by Spain’s Cava Regulating Board, the 50 Great Cavas 2021 competition by Wine Pleausres is delighted to announce that a total of 3 Gold & 47 Silver medals have been awarded in this year’s competition to 18 different Cava producers.
Understandably, Spain’s Catalonia region with just over 95% of the total Cava production, gained the largest haul of medals with 37 medals, with 13 medals coming in from Calatayud, Extremadura, and Utiel- Requena (Valencia),
The judges all commented that this has been a strange year with only 3 Gold medals being awarded when in 2020 a total of 14 Gold medals were awarded.
Anthony Swift, Founder and Competition Director, declared “I hope that readers of the results gain more insight into the nature of Cava – it’s clear to me that whilst there are, of course, excellent young Cavas, it’s often best to look to the Premium Cava category, those which are termed Reserva and Gran Reserva. Mostly, these Cavas, which have had extra aging on their lees, continue to satisfy consumers’ refreshing, celebratory requirement whilst also adding extra dimensions of depth of flavour, complexity and character”
The results of the 2021 edition of annual competition 50 Great Cavas can be viewed at https://www.winepleasures.com/50-great-cavas-2021 and contains all the Gold and Silver medal winners with photos for each. 50 Great Cavas 2021 is a useful resource consulted by both the on and off trade and the end wine consumer/wine traveller.