For years now we have been completing the winegrowing cycle by making our own wines and cavas. We look at the cellar as our "kitchen" and it has its own ethereal energy because it forms part of the old farmhouse which dates back to 1905. The cellar is fully equipped with tanks and barrels and still preserves the area where Eudald's grandfather started to makes his first wines and cavas. This part of the cellar is known as the ‘Cava de l’avi’. Over time, the cellar has grown to incorporate a special chamber for making and ageing the cava.
This is one of the first processes in wine making. To do this, we add yeasts and we ferment at controlled temperatures. For white wines, these range between 15º and 16º, and for red wines, they range between 18º and 23º. We pay special attention to this process and respect the characteristics of each grape variety to the utmost.
AgeingA delicate balance
We use both French oak and American oak barrels to age our wines. Each type of oak lends its own unique aroma and flavour profile to the wine, and this helps us to perfect the final blend because we try to achieve a balance between different barrels and wines. During this process, we carry out routine checks and we refill the barrels at full moon.
Once we have obtained the different wines for our cavas, we then proceed to blend them and bottle them. It is during this latter process that we prepare the base wine for its transformation into cava by adding organic yeast, organic sugar and bentonite. We bottle this mixture during the most beneficial phase of the moon and it is then when the second fermentation takes place. The bottles rest for a minimum of 9 months in a cool dark part of the cellar so that the cava can develop correctly. When we think that the cava is at its very best, we disgorge it to remove the sediment and also to determine the type of the cava that it will be: brut nature, brut, semi-sec, etc.