The Mestres family have been documented in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia since 1312 as owners of vineyards and also traders of grains and wines. The family has been connected to the wine world for 29 generations. At the time, the date of 1312 was taken as the year of the establishment of the Mestres vineyards. This is confirmed in the first labels of sparkling wine: 1312. In Mestres there is still a great documentation of the ancestors: parchments and documents from 1312, 1591, 1607, 1832, 1901 ..., the milestones in the history of the family which allows us to affirm our commitment to the world of wine through the ages.
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During the Christmas of 1928, the first bottle of Cava MESTRES was released, which Josep Mestres Manobens produced with grapes from the vintage 1925. From this date, the family specialized in the production of sparkling wines with a very long maturation made according to the champagne production method. the traditional method. From that moment on, they have only focused on high quality and MESTRES has grown into a reference and benchmark for top cavas.
Josep Mestres Manobens is the one who started with a high quality of the base wine and the long aging with cork stopper and this allowed him to make a 'champagne' (method 'champenoise') without adding a sugar liquid (this is used for the extra fermentation by most houses), which he called "Visol" ((WINE ON IT'S OWN). At Mestres they only work with wine and no additives. This is how the first Brut Nature was born and is registered in the Patent and Trademark office since 1948. The Visol was also known as triple dry (triple sec) because it did not contain sugar, so it is tightly dry, so Mestres are the parents of Brut Nature.Today the 29th generation of the MESTRES family follows the path from their predecessors and maintains that restless and enterprising spirit that characterized the MESTRES family, a winery with seven centuries of history.
Due to the double natural cork and the long aging, the Cava's are in style with the white Tondonia Wines. Luis Guiterez of Parker writes "Mestres are a kind of Lopez de Heredia of Cava" Together with Recaredo, Mestres is without doubt the Specialist in Long Aged Cava's in which their top models are more than 30 years old before they can leave the impressive cellar and we have even been able to taste wines over 60 years old and these are still very much alive and spit out of the glass.
During all these years we have been able to follow the tradition and respect a philosophy of unique elaboration, bringing the name MESTRES and the word CAVA to excellence. Mestres is the living history of Cava. Today, MESTRES' Cavas all have very high ratings.