Top level tier announced for Cava
A new category has been named for Spanish Cava. The Cava de Paraje Calificado (Qualified Single Estate Cava) is to be introduced in the spring. The designation guarantees that the Cava is made using grapes sourced from a single site, which will be classified according to its unique climate and soil characteristics. Furthermore the vineyard must belong to the producer who makes and sells the Cava, while rules regarding yields will also be imposed, along with certain winemaking requirements such as grape pressing.