I pretty much skipped all the sparkling wine producers, but I did end up finding a cava maker that got me excited. Maybe it’s my penchant for low dosage wines, but I found the Cupatge d’Honor from Pere Ventura, a brut nature blend of 70% Xarello and 30% Chardonnay, exquisite. It had complexity, layers of ripe citrus fruits, apricot, yellow plum and great mouthfeel. My friend Billy tried, to no avail, to get them to sell us a few bottles. They also produce a vintage bottling and a blend of Xarello (25% blended with 15% barrel fermented), Macabeo, Parellada and Chardonnay.