Pinot Noir

The last variety allowed for the production of cava that we have to go through is Pinot Noir Pinot Noir blooms early in the spring and is accordingly, like chardonnay, sensitive to frost. Its bunches are compact with small dark blue grapes. Pinot noir produces the best results in cooler climates where it gives grapes a nice acidity.  For this…

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Red Garnacha

Granacha is one of the blue grapes that is allowed for the production of Cava. Garnacha is one of the most common grape varieties worldwide and is also known as Aragonese, Giro, Gironet, Lledoner, Tintilla and Navalcarnero. In Catalonia it is called Garnatxa. The grapes are medium sized with a nice skin, and grow in dense, pretty and very classic…

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Monastrell

The grape of today is Monastrell. It is said that it was Monastell that was used when sparkling wines were first made in Spain. This has changed and in recent years the usage of this grape has decreased allot. The Monastrell vine thrives in most soils and gives moderate yields. The bunches are medium sized and somewhat airy, with…

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Trepat

Now when we have gone through all the green grapes that are allowed when it comes to Cava production, it is time for the blue ones. We will start off with Trepat, which I think is my favorite blue Cava grape. This grape is very special and is not used much elsewhere, as far as I know. Trepat buds…

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Chardonnay

The last green grape that is allowed for the production of Cava is Chardonnay. This is a grape that has become increasingly popular in Catalonia, where it has proved to give very good results also in these southern areas. The bunches are tight with round small grapes that have fine skin. The wines made on the Chardonnay grape can…

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