TYPES OF CAVA
Generally speaking, Cava can be classified into two categories. The first one is defined by its ageing time. The second one depends on the amount of sugar per litre.
We have a prepared a selection of Catalan sparkling wines that will help you get acquainted with the different types of Cava available on the market.
CAVA vs. CLÀSSIC PENEDÈS
The story of Cava is, no question about it, a success story. According to the Cava Regulatory Board, in 2015 more than 244 milion bottles of Cava were sold all over the world. More than 65% of that amount were consumed outside Spain.
Production of Cava began in the Penedès area in the second half of the XIXth century. Towards the year 1870, some winemakers based in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia started experimenting with the Traditional or Champenoise Method in order to produce sparkling wines.
Sparkling wines are great celebration wines. Thus, today we are going to talk a little about Cava, the -quite often underrated- sparkling wine from Penedès.
Though Cava is made following the traditional Champenoise method, there are two great differences between the wines produced in the Champagne and the Penedès regions.