Josep Masachs Tradicional Brut has just won the Grand Gold medal of the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021.
This edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place in Luxembourg and this year it has reinvented itself, as the pandemic continues to make it difficult to organize events. During 9 days, more than 300 international juries have tasted the products registered in the contest, more than 100,000 wines and sparkling wines from 46 producing countries
France (672) is the country with the highest number of awards, followed by Spain (507), Italy (389) and Portugal (335). Of the 507 medals awarded to Spain, only 19 of them correspond to the “Grand Gold” mention and our Josep Masachs Traditional Brut is the only white Cava that has reached this category.
This medal is an award for the work and daily effort of all the people who are part of Josep Masachs and we could not be happier with the news.
After many years of work, Josep Masach line was released in 2020 coinciding with our centenary, in the midst of the pandemic, and this exclusive recognition allows us to place in the international wine scene for the very first time.
This is a very important brand for us that was born out of the experience amassed through generations, and represents the tradition and respect for our land. To produce it, we use different plots that we harvest separately when the balance between acidity and ripeness we look for is reached, taking advantage of the characteristics that the local varieties we work with offer, to create a unique combination. A blend with character (Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada for the white ones and Garnacha, Trepat and Monastrell for the rosé), created to celebrate the centenary of our winery.
The second fermentation takes place within the bottle with yeasts that are carefully selected from our own vines. Ages on its lees for a minimum of 14 months, developing complexity while keeping its freshness. After this ageing, we use an expedition liqueur aged in a large wooden vat made of French oak (foudre) that emphasizes the balance and complexity of our cava, contributing with singularity and nuances. A unique personality that perfectly defines the character of the Masachs family and our hundred year old tradition.
In addition, if you look closely, the label communicates all of our essence and symbolizes the reality that we live as a company (and as a family too!). One part of the label looks back to our roots and the other towards the future. The winemaking tradition of our family dates back to 1920, when we started to grow our vines in Vilafranca del Penedès. Now the fourth generation of the family has started to join the winery, resulting in a revolving interchange where one party brings knowledge gathered through decades of experience and the other the will to move forward in an industry in which we were always pioneers. The image of Josep Masachs Tradicional transmits that balance between tradition and innovation that we try to implement in everything we do.
We have created a cava with fresh and mature character, intense and elegant, ready to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, and on any occasion which we cannot stop toasting with and we hope you don’t either!
Other awards we’ve received in 2021 for this line of cavas: