Reflecting traditional cellars Codorniu and an excellent choice for consumers who find cava. Their breeding period can be brought out in full force the aromas and flavors of traditional varieties of cava.
The grapes used in the production of Codorniu Gran Cremant coming mainly from the Mediterranean climate of the DO Cava, where the native varieties show all their criminality.
Are grown in vineyards selected by our team of Viticulture working with our suppliers throughout the year to continually improve crops, track maturation determine harvest time and finally, advising them that the grapes arrive at our cellars in the best conditions with a quick and gentle transport to the winery.
We plan the optimum time of harvest for each variety. After de-stemming and crushing grapes obtain seraparado musts by fermenting at a temperature of between 15 and 17ºC. Upon completion of the fermentation the blend of wines and takes the resulting wine is bottled with liquor circulation.
Bottles made the second fermentation followed by a period of aging in contact with yeast lees in underground cellars at a constant temperature (15-17 ° C) for a minimum of nine months. This is called the traditional method. Degorge and finally adding the liquor issue that determines your dosage Brut, Dry and Semi-dry occurs.
Aspect: Very pale straw yellow. Fine and elegant bubbles.
On the nose: The nose is dominated by fruity aromas typical of traditional varieties, citrus, apple and white flowers.
On the mouth: The palate is pleasant, fruity, fresh and balanced.
It is ideal as an aperitif, accompanying nuts, pies, canapés, etc. The Seco and Semi Seco varieties are perfect to accompany desserts.
|Location||Sant Sadurní d'Anoia|
|Grape varieties||Macabeu, Parellada, Xarel·lo|
|Denomination of Origin||D.O. Cava|
|Aging||Minimum of 12 months|
Codorníu were the first winery to create cava using Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Pallerada grapes. Codorniu owns the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, used for the production of cava with vines aged 30 years or more. This makes them experts in wine-growing and wine-making using these varieties. They were the first winery to use international varieties, with the first Chardonnay cava in 1984, the first rose cava using Pinot Noir in 2001 and in 2008, the very first Blanc de Noirs, using Pinot Noir. We have created our own style for the cavas we produce, combining local and international grapes, to make stylish, very expressive, refreshing aromatic cavas, with utmost respect for grapes used and the land they come from. A complete range of cavas, of differing styles, to satisfy everybody's needs.
Sustainable farming is the essence of our philosophy of caring for the vines. We intervene only when strictly necessary, with less input in order to promote natural balance and biodiversity. The result is healthier grapes, bursting with flavour.
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