|Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 5 pm to 7 pmAgustí Torelló Mata Cava's = One of the most prestigious Cava producers in Spain.|
Just let the weight of the name sink in for a second.
Agustí Torelló Mata Cava. They're here in Seattle and will be here in Champion Wine Cellars tomorrow evening from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Mata has single-handedly created more prestige for the reputation of Cava than any other winery in the Penedès region of Catalunya. He's pursued this goal single-mindedly with fierce determination to produce heavenly hand-crafted Cava's using only indigenous varietals from the very finest vineyards.
Originally from a family line of tailors and musicians, Agustí left his lineage behind to dedicate his life to a belief that Penedès and Cava were both an exceptional region and wine, and hadn't properly been curated previously. He founded the winery in 1950, began the regions first wine analysis center in 1953, and then established a promotional body for Cava, called the Cava Guild. The current winery re-opened in 1992 under the direction of his four sons: Agustí, Gemma, Alex, and Lali.
Since then, his winery has been dedicated to making reserva and gran reserva cavas in the Penedès region, his Kripta cuvée being the star of the show and a cult classic. Kripta began in 1979 when Mata realized his winery should use the oldest vineyards in Penedès to make something truly... soulful. And it is, along with their tagline: Cava with soul. And that slogan would seem silly until you have a chance to taste it for yourself.
Agustí Torelló Brut Reserva 2013 750 ml $21.85
Agustí Torelló Rosat Trepat 2014 750 ml $24.95
Agustí Torelló Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2011 750 ml $29.85
Agustí Torelló Gran Reserva Barrica 2011 750 ml $40.85
Agustí Torelló Kripta Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2008 750 ml $92.85