Ars Collecta, the legacy of almost five centuries of oenological know-how. The experience and exhaustive knowledge of our vineyards have made it possible to create this unique coupage of varietals from two climatic zones and from vineyards where the varietals show their greatest potential. Chardonnay, the main varietal of this coupage, provides freshness and aging potential thanks to the continental climate, rounded off with Xarel lo and Parellada del Penedès with a Mediterranean climate. A complex, expressive reserve with guaranteed longevity.
Visually, this cava is clean and bright, of a warm yellow colour with golden highlights. Fine bubbles that form a continuous bead and a persistent mousse indicating good bottle fermentation.
On the nose delicate notes of toast appear, intertwined with stone fruits: peaches and nectarines, over a background of brioche and nuts that result from long ageing on its lees. Very complex, with elegant notes, and a richness of aromas that improves with time in the glass.
It is broad, complex, balanced and creamy on the palate.
The history of Codorníu is the story of 18 generations of a vine growing family. In 1872, Josep Raventós made the first bottle of cava, applying the traditional method to a blend of the grape varieties of Penedès: Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada. Codorníu reflects the history, tradition, passion and expertise of a family winery with more than 450 years of history, which today continues to maintain its leading position in the production of quality wines and cavas. His cellars in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia were declared a National Historic Artistic Monument in 1976, as one of the key works of Catalan modernism, created by Puig i Cadafalch.
Aging for 15 months at a constant temperature in the thick walls of our cellars.
Cava made from the selection of vineyards where the varietals show their greatest potential and expressiveness. Chardonnay, the predominant varietal, from Costers del Segre with a continental climate, Xarel·lo from the central plain of Penedès and Parellada from high-altitude vineyards in Pla de Manlleu, both areas with a Mediterranean climate. Night harvest at the beginning of August, taking advantage of the cool temperature and avoiding the oxidation of the aromas of the grape. Upon arrival, it was gently pressed in a pneumatic press and the must was fermented in small batches at 17 °C; A small percentage of the must is vinified in French foudre, ennobling the coupage. After aging for 15 months at a constant temperature in the thick walls of our cellars, this reserve Blanc de Blancs has a long life ahead of it. The entire process that we follow to make this cava aims to respect what the land gives us and achieve a fresh cava with a high aging potential.
The absence of rains led to a impeccable health.
In the 2017 vintage, a cycle of drought was maintained that made it incredible that we could harvest grapes. In general, we find a common denominator between the two climatic zones from which the grapes for this wine come: yields have been lower than in recent years. The harvest was very early and ended very early, too. We started receiving grapes about ten days earlier than the previous year. The absence of rains led to impeccable health and the gradual phenolic maturation between the three zones, as well as the smaller volume, allowed us to receive the grapes in an unusually calm manner.