'Codorníu is one of the worlds oldest family enterprises, striving to innovate and sustained by our passion for cava and winemaking. This cava was christened Original as it is made from the same blend of grapes used by Josep Raventós, creator of Codorníu Cavas in 1872. Reserve wine adds depth and flavour to this crisp cava, made from the classic cava grapes; Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel·lo.
Food Matching and Serving Suggestions
Great with soft cheeses, dried fruits and nuts. It also matches perfectly the Mediterranean taste of rices or grilled fish and at the end of a meal with your favourite desserts: cake, pastries, creams, etc. Served chilled. Drink in a flute glass'
Cava began when Don Jose Raventos, traveling across Europe from Spain selling red and white wine stumbled upon a sparkling wine in the region of champagne. So fascinated by this drink, he returned to Spain and ready to attempt his own sparkler. Later importing Champagne equipment he produced the first Methode Champenoise sparkler in 1872. Using secondary fermentation like the French, Raventos had created Cava. After discussion with other winemakers in the region, it was agreed that Penedes was to become the Champagne of Spain, and the rest is history. In the present, Cava can be found brut nature to Sweet, or in rare cases a Cava rose. Note than any sparkling wine made by tank or bulk method is not a Cava.