Franck Massard Mas Sardana Cava Brut Nature NV
Very dry, very light, but somehow still manages to be both elegant and fulfilling in flavour.
Franck Massard, a French sommelier who formally worked in the UK, uses local grape varieties from Spanish vineyards to piece together this bone dry Cava.
Light in the glass with fine bubbles, a green-ish tinge and aromas of grapefruit and freshly-fallen apples. On the palette it felt a touch bitter but intriguingly unique compared with your classic Cava styles.
There’s a touch of creaminess too, but the acidity is gratifying and carries through the fruit well. All round a great value-for-money bubbly.
Dry, pleasant and unique style. Does “cheap fizz” in its own stylish way.
Local Varieties (Xarel.lo, Macabeo, Parellada)