In the centre of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia very close to the chocolate “factory” Simón Coll, Ramón has his cellar, and beautiful “bbq-gareden”. A garden that everybody can enjoy for just a symbolic sum and a bottle of cava.
We first visited Ramón in May last year, together with our friends Kajsa and Martin. You can read about it here if you want. Among other things Andreas then got to disgorge his first bottle of Cava and immediately offered to start to work at Giró i Giró as a disgorger.
But this time we were back to take pictures and ask Ramón questions since we want to present him as one of the producers in our new book. A lot of photos later we had the great pleasure to refresh our memories when it comes to the portfolio. Some of the cavas, like the Bombonetta we know well, since we brought quite a lot of them back in May when we had the car whit us. And together with our friends we have been enjoying them all through the year, but not our cellar is empty and badly needs to be refilled!
Ramón makes wonderful Cava, that is fresh, fruity and soft in the mousse, and even though he makes almost only reserva and gran reserva they still have a clear vitality. Almost like an older person that looks and feels very young, but where you can see the life experience shining through with all its depth and complexity that life gives you on your journey. All poetics aside, lets just say that we like them very much!
The two cavas named Grandalla are both very special, and this time we get the story behind the two. Grandalla is the local name name of the flower narcissus poeticus, that grows in Andorra, and Ramón originally tried to make these cavas to resemble the character of the narcissus. But now they have come to have their own style. Last time I tried them I named the Grandalla “silver” my favourite, but this time with he new vintages I must say that the Grandalla deluxa (gold with swarovski stones) had me captured!
As always we had a fantastic time visiting Ramón, and we can really recommend you to contact Ramón and his team if you plan to go to Sant Sadurní or just make a short trip if you go to Barcelona. It is all very easy. Just write to them some days before, so that they are not in the middle of labelling, or disgorging or anything like that, because they are a very small winery and everyone helps with everything.
Thank you so much to Ramón and the team for having us once again. It is always lovely to see you, and see you soon at Cavatast!