Yesterday I got the best of news!
Recaredo, one of my favourite houses, will from the 1st of August be available at the Swedish monopoly! I’m so happy I could die!!
As many of you know Sweden has a stately monopoly on alcohol, which makes the market very rigid. We have during a very long time been swamped with Champagne and have over 700 different once to chose from, while other sparkling wines has been of the cheaper kinds between 5-11 Euros. But now the winds are hopefully changing.
The Cava from Recaredo available from the 1st of August is:
Cava Recaredo Brut Nature 2006 Gran Reserva
And for you Swedes you need to keep this ordering number in mind: Artnr: 77697-09. The price is set to 195 SEK which is a crazy good price!! Seriously fantastic price!
I recommend all you Swedes that like good Cava to go in and place an order on the 1st of August. I know that I will!!
Recaredo is the first house in Penedès to be biodynamically certified, and work very close to nature, making their own compost and creating their own pesticides from dried herbs that they grow on their lands. They also have a very cute horse called Bru (means Brown) that help to plough the fields and vineyards.
Recaredo are very focused on craftsmanship and long ageing. Everything is done by hand from the stacking to disgorgment and corking.
I find that all of their Cavas have a roundness that is most delicate, with all the flavours that only develop over time. And it can also be mentioned that they mostly use the traditional grapes.
If you want to have more info about Recaredo I recomend you to have a look at their website. http://www.recaredo.es
Here are some pictures from my visits at Recaredo the last year.