Alta Alella, Mirgin Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2016/17 Cava

The Pujol-Busquets family of Alta Alella

A seaside organic fizz at a bargain price made by the Pujol-Busquets family above.

From €10.29, HK$129, 17.20 Swiss francs, £17.70, $23.99, 209.80 Norwegian kroner

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A decade ago (which is the last time we chose a Cava as a wine of the week) a handful of high-quality estate Cava producers were struggling to get the message out that Cava was more than a cheap alternative to champagne.

At that time, the structure they were working with was not conducive to their message: producers were prohibited from giving any geographical indications on labels; they couldn’t disclose whether...