D.O. Cava (Catalonia)
Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Blancs Reserva is a cava brut from the D.O Cava produced by the Codorníu winery. This cava is a blend of 4 different grape varieties: chardonnay, parellada, xarel.lo and macabeo.
The grapes used to make this cava come from different areas, depending on the variety. The chardonnay grapes come from vineyards near Lleida, in the D.O Cava zone that is home to a continental climate. The other 3 varieties come from various vineyards in the Penedès region, that also are in the D.O Cava.
The harvest is carried out the moment that each grape variety has achieved optimal ripeness. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and pressed to obtain the musts, which are then fermented with the addition of selected yeasts at a controlled temperature of 15º -17ºC.
Following this, the different varieties are blended and the resulting wine is bottled with the ´liquer de tirage´. The bottles of Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Blancs Reserva are then stored underground where, at a constant temperature of 17ºC, a second fermentation takes place carried out by ageing for 15 months on its lees.
Finally, the undergoes the disgorging process, where the sediments from the second fermentation are removed. Before bottling, a certain amount of liquer de expedición is added to compensate for the loss of liquid during disgorging.
Codorníu is one of the leading wineries of the D.O Cava. The relationship of the family with the vineyard dates back to 1659. It is a large scale winery that produces large quantities of bottles without neglecting the quality that characterizes its products since its foundation.
Medalla de Oro Councours mondial de Bruselles 2020
Medalla de Plata Intennacional Wine & Spirit Competition 2020