Cava tasting in Barcelona

Cava tasting in Barcelona

24 November, 2015 in Gastronomy in Barcelona

Cava is a typical sparkling wine from Catalonia which can be white or rosé. The first production of cava dates back to the second half of the XIXth century. Nowadays, “cava” is a Protected Designation of Origin. Just like champagne, cava is produced according to the champenoise traditional method, which means that the effervescence of the wine is created by secondary fermentation in the bottle. And still like champagne, there are different levels of sweetness.

Cava tasting in Barcelona

Cava tasting Barcelona

The differences between champagne and cava mainly lie in the climate of the regions where they are produced, and the types if grapes used for the production. The region of Penedés, in Barcelona province, is the main producer. The average annual temperature in this region is 15,5°C whereas it is 10°C in Champagne.

Cava tasting Barcelona

The minimum aging time for cava is 9 months, there is no maximum limit, whereas champagne has a minimum aging time of 15 months.

There are different kinds of cava, depending on the aging time, the sugar it contains, and the types of grapes used for its production.

The classification according to the aging time goes from cava from 9 months, Reserva from 15 months, and Gran Reserva from 30 months.

The cava is also sorted according to the sugar it contains in grams per liter: from brut nature until 3g/l, to dulce for more than 50g/l, through brut, extra seco, seco and semiseco.

Viñedos cava barcelona

The best place for cava tasting is of course the region which produces it, Penedès at less than an hour from Barcelona in a car, where you will learn a lot more about the history and the production of this sparkling wine while enjoying lovely countryside landscapes. Villafranca del Penedès can also be reached in 2h15 in a bus from Barcelona.

However, you can taste cava in Barcelona too, there are many cava tours, and even cava and tapas tours for the ones who want to taste it in a real life situation.

Related Post

A luxury Valentine’s Day in Barcelona Valentine´s Day is just around the corner so LuxuryFont have handpicked some of the most exclusive places for you to spend the special evening with yo...
5 EXCLUSIVE AND LUXURY RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA From Luxury Font we want to show you our recommended list of exclusive and luxury restaurants in Barcelona that you should stop visiting. One of the b...
Restoration at El Palace Hotel Located in the center of Barcelona, the five stars hotel El Palace holds two restaurants and a cocktail bar. According to your mood and the time of th...
Luxury gastronomy plans for enjoy in Barcelona (PART II) If you liked the first part of our luxury gastronomic proposals in Barcelona, you can not miss this article where a second part also focused on luxury...

,