D.O. Cava (Catalonia)
Antonio Cuvée Mascaro is a Cava Grand Reserva Brut from Cava produced by the Antonio Mascaro winery. It is a blend of Parellada (50%), Macabeo (35%) and Chardonnay (15%).
The grapes are harvested from the Mas Miquel farm, located in the town of Aiguamurcia in Tarragona, owned by the winery.
The harvest is manual and the grapes are transported to the winery in small boxes to avoid damaging the grapes and prevent them from breaking and fermenting prematurely. Once in the winery, the grapes are pressed and alcoholic fermentation occurs at controlled temperatures.
Different varieties follow this process separately and only when it has completed this process does the blend take place, which is completed by the family winemaker.
After a second fermentation, Antonio Cuvée Mascaro is aged for at least 30 months in bottle. Antonio Cuvée Mascaró then undergoes various processes of "remuage", the method by which the yeasts are taken to the neck of the bottle for extraction.
The disgorgement, in which the second fermentation lees are removed, and the expedition liqueur are added are the final processes undergone by Antonio Cuvée Mascaro before being marketed.
A mask is a "fantastic face used as decoration in certain works of architecture". This is the symbol of the winery, which seeks to represent the idea of a mythical and fantastic being.
It is half lion: strong and beautiful, and half man: intelligent and sensitive.