Better with CAVA

C A V A

Cava Joan Colet

If you are looking for Bubbles to enjoy in a nice lunch/dinner or just a drink with friends give a CAVA a chance.

You will be very surprise to learn how close Cava is to champagne in terms of taste.

What is CAVA ? It is a Spanish sparkling wine made like Champagne (Traditional method) but using different grapes.

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Catalan Native Grapes 

SUMOLL

Sumoll almost and extinct black variety, native from Catalonia, Spain. The grape was once widely grown throughout Catalonia but vines were pulled up in favor of less-temperamental varieties. Today no more than 100 ha of Sumoll remain, but some winemakers are starting to work and promote the variety and its vinification as it is seen as an opportunity to produce original wines that makes a differentiation from what it can be found in the market.

Sumoll

Sumoll is used in the production of red and rosé wines but, due to its small-scale production, it is found predominantly in blends. However you can still find some varietal examples in the market. Wines made from the variety have a distinctive cherry and raspberries flavours, black fruits such as blackberries and a pronounced mineral characteristic. They have good acidity and a bitter finish that fades slowly.
The variety gives large, almost black colour skin grapes, with low yields and is quite difficult to work with. Sumoll is a rustic  and  particularly drought-resistant variety. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization  experimented with crossing it with Cabernet Sauvignon, they have four hybrids derived from this crossing: Rubienne, Cienna, Tyrian and Vermillion.

 

Vines of Sumoll

 

Sumoll wines from our portfolio

L’Infiltrat Sumoll

A Pinot Noir-like transparent garnet, on the nose very aromatic, fruity ripe cherries, raspberries and hints of vanilla and peppers. Fresh on the palate with soft, round tannins and balanced acidity.

A jewel to be discovered.

L’Infiltrat Sumoll


L’Infiltrat Ancestral

A unique coupage Xarel•lo, Macabeu and Sumoll.

Ancestral Method – Sparkling Rosé Wine produced by spontaneous fermentation.

The Ancestral Method is likely that this was the first method developed for making effervescent sparkling wine.
Making the base wine:

  • Transforming the base wine (still wine with RS ‘residual sugar’) into an effervescent / sparkling wine.
  • The secondary fermentation (prise de mousse) occurs in bottles without addition of sugar (no tirage liqueur or expedition liqueur).
L’Infiltrat Ancestral

Cava Valldolina 

Brut Nature Gran Reserva 

Ecológico 


Grapes:

  • Macabeu
  • Xarel·lo
  • Parellada 
  • Chardonnay 

Aging in contact with fine lees for a period of 48 months

It has a brilliant straw yellow colour. 
Thanks to the long aging process, the nose entails ripe fruits along with strong notes of smoky aromas; you can notice also subtle aromas of dried fruits and even hints of patisserie. 

Superb cava with a crisp acidity. It is round, full and creamy and has a long fruitful finish.