Viñas de Anna expresses is true essence through the Chardonnay variety enhanced with a delicate touch of Gewürztraminer. An elegant, fresh and fruity wine with subtle aromas of flowers, tropical fruits and sweet spices.
Brilliant golden yellow with greenish hues.
It is intensely aromatic, exploding with citric aromas of lime and grapefruit, along with notes of green apple.
The citrus notes that give freshness appear first; these are then followed by sweeter notes, like sour gummy candy. It has a long finish with a seductive mouth feel.
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.
Chardonnay grapes were harvested from different vineyards with different soils and exposures.
Chardonnay grapes were harvested from different vineyards with different soils and exposures. The aim was to make a blend with various registers, which contribute texture, body; freshness and butterines. This separation enabled us to craft a wine with exceptional qualities whilst preserving the expression of the fruit.
The Gewürztraminer comes from a sole vineyard that was harvested over two periods: the first grapes showed greener, more vegetal characteristics, while the second batch, harvested a few days later, were riper and spicier in character.
The bunches entered the winery at nigth at low temperatures in order to preserve the varietals' aromas and avoid unwanted oxidation. They were immediately pressed, after which the most underwent natural clarification for 24-48 hours at low temperatures. Once cleared, the must was racked in a stainless tank with a cooling system where it underwent controlled fermentation at 16-18 °C. After alcoholic fermentation was completed, the various tanks were blended according to the winemaker's directions in order to create the definitive coupage, a blend of wines from different Chardonnay parcels with Gewürztraminer. This adds special characteristics to the wine without moving too far from the initial objective of maintaining the expression of fruit and freshness.
The water that fell from autumn onwards nourished the vines and the plants recovered from the drought that they had been suffering.
The water that fell from autumn onwards nourished the vines and the plants recovered from the drought that they had been suffering. Several weeks of heat during harvest allowed the white varieties to be picked in a healthy condition and at a good level of ripeness.