Painous Brut Cava Golden label
Cavas Masachs
Spain - Catalunya - Catalonia

Painous is the maiden name of the current owners' mother. Painous is unique in that it is a Cava-Joven style sparkling wine, meaning the wine receives the minimum aging of 9 months. This allows crisp, fresh aromas and flavors to be expressed. 

This Cava displays a pale yellow color with green tones; shiny and clear. Powerful in the nose; clean. Soft and well structured, long aftertaste and good balance of acidity and sugar contents.

Wine Type
40% Parellada, 30% Macabeo, 30% Xarel-lo
Methode Traditionnelle, with soft pressing of the grapes to obtain 60% must. Decanted and fermetned with controlled temperatures of 18 C fot 20 days. Secondary fermentation in bottle for 40 days at 16 C, then final aging for 9 months minimum, up to 20 months.

served chilled; a flute-style glass is recommended. Excellent with pasta, red and soft meats and white fish.

Reviews and News

NV Cava Reserva Painous Brut - 91 PTS - W&S

NV Cava Reserva Painous Brut - 91 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Presented as a Cava-Joven, this gets the minimum allowed aging on its lees in bottle, keeping the ripe red fruit and edges of refreshing acidity at center stage. The wine has a dark, leesy character and lasting flavor—more of a winter sparkler for roast chicken.-J.G."

- Wine & Spirits (June 2022), 91 pts


NV Cava Reserva Painous Brut - 91 PTS - GOLD - BTI

NV Cava Reserva Painous Brut - 91 PTS - GOLD - BTI

bti gold 2023"Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of brown butter poached pear, marzipan, lemon and apple, and floating in the pool with the grill going with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish manifesting notes of dried apples, apricot jam, blanched almonds, and jasmine rice with no oak flavor. Layers of flavor from fruit to earth dance on the tongue for a classic expression of sparkling wine from Catalonia."

- Beverage Testing Institute (November 2022), 91 pts - Gold Medal


NV Cava Reserva Painous Brut - 87 PTS - IWC

NV Cava Reserva Painous Brut - 87 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 87 Pts"Pale gold. Delicate, restrained apple, pear and lemon zest aromas, with hints of smoke and honey. Brisk and firm in the mouth, the apple and pear flavors showing good depth without excess weight. Fresh and chewy on the back, showing good concentration and power."

- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep/Oct 2006), 87 pts


Producer Information: Cavas Masachs

It was at the turn of the 20th century when the Masachs family started to cultivate grapes in their Vilafranca del Penedès estate. Mr. Josep Masachs Llorach, a man with ...
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