Top 10 sparkling wines of 2018

4 Torelló, Cava de Paraje Calificado, Barcelona, Spain, 2011

I think it’s fair to say that Cava isn’t associated with luxury fizz, at least in the UK. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t first-rate examples that can rightly command premium price points. And it was pleasing to find that one of the tastiest samples in this year’s Sparkling Masters was a Cava, and an example classified under Spain’s new term for the very pinnacle of style and quality: Cava de Paraje Calificado.

Using grapes from a wonderful part of Penedes, the high altitude Vinyes de Can Martí, this is a fruity, fresh, bone-dry fizz with a toasty character and a touch of vanilla. It may be priced like a Grande Marque Champagne, but it offers something different and delicious that will surprise your guests, and should alter any preconceptions attached to Cava – that is, if you thought that this Spanish sparkling area can’t produce something truly top-end.

Approximate retail price: £32.50

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