The youngest of the entire Cava range, Cava de Guarda is bursting with freshness. This sparkling wine is made using the traditional method, from a base wine, and is aged in the bottle for a minimum of 9 months.
Light, fruity and citric, its crisp, fast bubbles are typical of a young wine. On the palate, notes of white flowers and fruits like green apple and pear. Ideal for pairing with all types of aperitivos, salads, light canapés or seafood.
This category of Cava is characterised by nine months aging in the bottle. After this period of time, the wine develops certain nuances, aromas and intrinsic characteristics that are different and more complex than when it was bottled, so that you can enjoy it in its optimum state. Since the main criterion of Cava is its aging time in the bottle, following the traditional method, the concept of “Guarda” refers to the capacity of a wine with the appropriate characteristics for aging correctly.
Among the necessary characteristics for a wine to be considered a Cava de Guarda, we must take into account the polyphenols, the acidity, the pH, the alcoholic content and even the type (or types) of grapes from which the wine has been produced.
Cava de Guarda is the new nomenclature, approved in July 2020 by a plenary session of the D.O. Cava Regulatory Council. The purpose of creating this new category was so that consumers can identify more easily the different types of Cava currently available on the market, and can therefore make a more informed choice.
So if you are looking for a Cava that is fresh, fruity and full of vitality, a Cava de Guarda is the ideal option.
For a better identification of the different specific territories of the Cava Denomination of Origin, we can highlight a total of four main areas.
Enjoying your glass of Cava is a much more enriching experience, you can taste the notes added by the soil and the richness of the local microclimate where the wine was made.
The seal or control label is in itself the only guarantee of quality certified by the D.O. Cava, which helps us to distinguish Cava from other sparkling wines.
After being subjected to strict quality controls during the whole process, the seal is the distinctive mark that is granted not only to facilitate the recognition of the Cava category, but it is also a guarantee of origin endorsed by the Cava Denomination of Origin.