The ice cider Valverán 20 Manzanas 2020, made by Masaveu Family Wineries in their cider mil in Sariego, Asturias, has won the Medalla Master in the International Competition “The Global Cider Masters” in its fourth edition taking place in 2022.

This competition, organized by Drink Business, awards the best ciders in each category, four different types of medals: bronze, silver, gold and master, the latter being the maximum distinction, obtained by Valverán ice cider.

Global Cider Masters 2022 took place in November in London, United Kingdom. In this competition all of the ciders were blind tasted by a panel of experts.

Valverán 20 Manzanas has been awarded several prizes in prestigious national and international competitions such as World Cider Awards, Gilbert & Gaillard, Salón Internacional de Las Sidras de Gala, CINVE, Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition.

Valverán 20 Manzanas Ice Cider

Valverán was founded in 1998 and the first ice cider was launched in 2007, being the first and most exclusive on the Iberian Peninsula. The name ‘Valverán 20 Manzanas’ comes from the amount necessary to make each 37.5 cl. bottle, given that it contains the concentrated juice of at least 20 apples.

This drink is made through a complex process of freezing below minus 20 degrees, then fermentation takes place for 10 months and it is then aged on fine lees for 8 months. The complete process takes around two years from when the apples are collected until the bottle reaches the final consumer maintaining its initial fruit and sensorial qualities.

In order to achieve this exclusive and prized product, the visionary nature of José Masaveu, general manager of Masaveu Family Wineries, was essential. This is his most personal project, involving almost 10 years of trials and tests. Of the five projects in Masaveu Family Wineries, this is the only one that’s origins are in their land of Asturias.

Today, 40 organic certified hectares of land situated in Protected Designation of Origin Cider from Asturias, precisely on the El Rebollar Estate in Sariego (Asturias), with 20,000 apple trees growing 11 different varietals (Blanquina, Xuanina, Regona, Raxao, Fuentes, Collaos, De la Riega, Verdialona, Perico, Durona de Tresali and San Roqueña) make 20,000 limited edition bottles of this distinguished, nuanced ice cider. This fresh and surprising drink pairs perfectly with foie, cheeses and not very sweet desserts.

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Masaveu Wineries

The Masaveu family first invested in the wine sector in 1974, when they purchased Bodegas Murua in the Rioja Alavesa, however the family’s first vineyards date back to the middle of the 19th century, in Castellar del Vallés where the family originates from and where Federico Masaveu Rivell began a journey to be continued one century later by his descendants.

Since then, Masaveu Family Wineries has grown to become a reference in the sector, due to the quality of their winemaking in several DO´s and their sustainable philosophy and utmost respect for the land in their estate owned vineyards, thanks to which they transmit the unique personality of each terroir in each bottle. This being the common denominator in each and every project initiated by Bodegas Masaveu in different parts of the country: Fillaboa (DO Rias Baixas), Leda (Wine from the Land of Castilla y León) Murua (DOCa Rioja) Pagos de Aráiz (DO Navarra), and Valverán (Asturias).