GramonaAll products from this vendor
Gramona is considered to be the winery of the finest cava in Spain and beyond. In 2010, Wines & Spirits magazine included Gramona S.A. to the list of the top 100 wineries. Gourmet kava - isn't this very concept contradictory? Is it really possible to create great sparkling wine in Catalonia? After all, winemakers of Champagne have been claiming for centuries that it is at the 49th latitude that there are all climatic conditions for creating a graceful pirouette between acidity, sugar and fruit taste. In addition, the production of cava has reached really large-scale volumes since the 70s, and in the pursuit of quantity, the skill of exquisite winemaking is forgotten, which is found in all the best wines in the world. Gramona is considered an exception in this decline in quality. Jaume and Xavier Gramont are representatives of the fifth generation of the dynasty, which began in 1881, and they really established themselves as excellent winemakers and companions of cava - they are trained in the wisdom of winemaking, heart and soul devoted to their wines and work to improve the reputation of cava. In this they use the best of the Penedès region - the steep slopes of La Plana and Mas Escorpí vineyards, as well as a wine production method based on long aging of the wine and a small amount of sugar.
MacabeuAll products from this varietal
Macabeo white wines can be crispy, fresh, green fruit-driven and floral when harvested quite early and aged in stainless steel, but rich, honeyed and and full of overripe fruit aromas when aged in oak and harvested a bit later.
CatalunyaAll products from this region
In Catalonia, DO status was first created in 1999, and it became the first regional production area in Spain, which united all vineyards not included in any of the 11 existing DOs at that time. The capital of Catalonia is Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain with one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. Its seaside location has certainly contributed to the development of local winemaking. Catalonia has a wide variety of winemaking traditions. It is believed that the skills of viticulture were first introduced by the Phoenicians and Greeks around 400 BC. e. The Romans then expanded viticulture and the industry flourished until the Moorish occupation. Then the vineyards were abandoned or given for other purposes. Later Christians revived viticulture in the territories adjacent to the monasteries. Until the end of the 18th century, wine and spirits were among the most important exports in the region. Since then, Catalonia has established itself as a dynamically developing wine region.