Codorníu Cuvée Original is made in homage to the first bottle of cava in history, created in 1872 by Josep Raventós. It also shows our commitment to sustainability as it contains the original proportions of Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada, now grown using organic farming. Two good reasons to continue to raise a toast with Codorníu Original in both its Brut and Demi-Sec versions. What occasion do you think it deserves?
A pale yellow colour with a very fine mousse forming a persistent crown.
Prominent fruity aromas (Granny Smith apple) and floral notes such as lemon verbena with sweet hints of fresh almond.
Balanced, fresh, creamy with a long finish.
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.
ln order to avoid any contact between the organic grapes and musts and the rest of our production, these grapes are picked on different days to the rest of our grape harvest.
ln order to avoid any contact between the organic grapes and musts and the rest of our production, these grapes are picked on different days to the rest of our grape harvest. Separate material are used inside the winery and the fermentation vats are separately labelled. Products used during the entire winemaking process as well as the different stages complied with organic appellation standards.
All vineyards from which Codorníu Original Semi-Dry Organic is made hold ECO and NOP certification.
All vineyards from which Codorníu Original Semi-Dry Organic is made hold ECO (European Regulation) and NOP (National Organic Program, USA) certification. Macabeo and Parellada vineyards are located in the Upper Penedés Xarel·lo vineyards in Central Penedés. Low yields per hectare guarantee premium grape quality (8,500-9,000 Kg/ha, the maximum limit is 12,000 kg/ha).