With the arrival of the summer solstice, one of the most important public holidays in the calendar of a wide variety of towns and cities spread throughout the Spanish geography takes place. The verbena de San Joan -which begins with an infinity of popular dinners or private meetings between family and friends- is the festivity of the cult of fire, pyrotechnics and revelry. And on the table, as a star product, we find a dessert, coca de San Joan.
Such a memorable dessert should be crowned with sparkling wines from Juvé & Camps, a fact that will accentuate the atmosphere of celebration in the party of the shortest night of the year. Remember that each coca has a special and unique flavor, which must be properly paired to enhance and balance the flavors on the palate. From Juvé & Camps we offer you four unbeatable bets:
The most traditional and iconic of all cocas de San Joan, it has a very marked sweetness due to the candied pieces and the sweetener that presides over it. To balance this sweetness, nothing better than the best-selling Gran Reserva Brut Nature cava on the planet. The initial notes of ripe white fruit -which will later lead to nuances of bread, toast and spices- are tremendously seductive. The final result is a fresh, vibrant sparkling wine with a long finish that always invites you to repeat. This product is made mainly from macabeo, xarel·lo and parellada varieties harvested on Espiells, Can Massana and La Cuscona properties.
The sweetest bet of all, only suitable for the most intrepid diners, those who, no matter what, never raise the white flag. It is the most awaited moment for the sweet tooth of the group. To combine this coca, the best option is a sparkling rosé; a fresh proposal that seduces through its brilliant cherry red colour and hypnotising effervescence.
The poor calcareous soils of Espiells estate mark its expression, in which the notes of cherries and strawberries stand out, wrapped in nuances of honey, toasted bread and floral memories. On palate, the result is intense, fresh and exuberant, with a finish very rich in aromatic memories. Ideal to drink with pastries such as coca de San Joan de crema.
Let yourself be seduced by a Reserva Brut cava to accompany products with an intense flavour such as chocolate. This variety of sparkling wine is only offered during the best vintages, from the flower must of Chardonnay grapes from Espiells estate. With a spectacular golden color, superb foam, fine and abundant bubbles, it has lively notes of white fruit (peach, apple), honey, grapefruit, toasted bread and dairy memories. With such a union, you will take the marriage between the chocolate coca and this Reserva Brut to a supreme level.
To close this quadruple proposal, comes the most iconic sparkling wine from Juvé & Camps. This organic product only appears on the occasion of exceptional vintages and comes from Espiells property, one of the most illustrious vineyards in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Mediona, both located in Alt Penedès. Its unique golden color is linked to a penetrating, complex and at the same time fresh aroma, in which white flowers and fleshy fruits are distinguished. Juvé & Camps always works vineyards with the varieties that grow best in each area and is firmly committed to R&D to develop strains that, while maintaining all their quality and flavour, are also very resistant.
If you are an insatiable gourmet, apart from this sparkling wine poker to combine with the best and most delicious cocas de Sant Joan, consult our extensive catalogue at Juvé & Camps so that your next verbena is truly unforgettable.