SPAIN | CAVA | ROBERT DE NOLA
ABOUT EMENDIS VINS Y CAVES DE FINCA
Emendis is family winery named after the first woman recorded as living on the winery’s estate in the village of Castellet i La Gornal (Barcelona Province), which dates back to 1186. The vineyards consists of 48 hectares of clayey soil, low in organic material and chalk but with a high magnesium content which brings the acidity necessary to maintain the fresh taste of their white wines and Cavas.
While Cava can be made in several regions throughout Spain, 95% is made with grapes from the limestone soils of Penedés D.O. (45 minutes southwest of Barcelona) with vines planted as high up as 2,800 feet. Cava grapes at those altitudes can be intensely tart, more akin to the structure of Champagne than the fat–styled sparkling wines California tends to produce. Unlike other sparkling wines like Prosecco, Cava is always produced using the Champagnois Method, where the secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle.