With what grape varieties can a cava be made?

2021 / 08 / 09
variedades de uva usadas en el cava

Each bottle of cava, created from different varieties of grape or monovarietals, is obtained only from an exclusive group of nine types of vine authorised by the Cava Regulatory Council, which ensures the quality of the products, made according to traditional and ecological methods.

A select group of grapes that define four DO Cava zones

Quality sparkling wines -produced under DO Cava in Spain- come from four very specific areas: Viñedos de Almendralejo, Levante Zone, Ebro Valley and Comtats de Barcelona. This last area stands out for being the wine-growing area in which cava originates.

Penedès is known as the capital of this appreciated sparkling wine. In the incomparable places of estates such as Propietat d’Espiells, Mediona or La Cuscona, endowed with a unique terroir, Juvé & Camps cavas are born.

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The cava triumvirate, accompanied by two luxury partners

At the top of the white grape are the three most characteristic varieties: Macabeo (with a moderate point of sugar and acidity), Xarel·lo (unique and full-bodied flavour) and Parellada (adds finesse and freshness). This magic triangle is accompanied by the varieties Chardonnay (endowed with great aromatic power) and Subirat Parent (variety most used in the production of sweet or semi-sweet sparkling wines).

From a sublime combination of the first four varieties, mentioned above, comes Gran Juvé & Camps, Cava Gran Reserva Brut Nature bet from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia winery. This cava only appears after exceptional vintages; its golden colour, accompanied by a fresh aromatic expression and a round finish with fruity memories will transport you to another sensory level.

An unbeatable poker for Rosé Cavas

These four red grape varieties, Monastrell (generates an intense colour during its production process and has, thanks to the tannins, a high aging potential), Red Garnacha (offers soft wines with very fruity aromas), Trepat (the final result is red fruit aromas with spicy touches, offering subtle flavours) and Pinot Noir (produces wines with a low level of tannins, fruity and aromatic) will delight lovers of rosé cavas.

This is where Brut Rosé from Juvé & Camps is framed, a monovarietal Pinot Noir that seduces with the explosive combination of a cherry red tone and an intense effervescence.

Pinot Noir is, despite its international fame, the youngest of the nine grape varieties authorised by DO Cava and can also be used for the production of “Blanc de Noir” whites, as the case with Cava Reserva Brut Blanc de Noirs by Juvé & Camps, with a golden colour with light reddish hues. Its character is expressed through notes of cherry and white fruits, on a honeyed & citrus background and with hints of toasted bread.

The whole DO Cava world condensed into nine precious white and red jewels. Jewels that materialise in the perfect bottle of Juvé & Camps for your most special meetings and celebrations.