Cava de Guarda
Cava de Guarda Superior

Cava Reserva

Cava de Guarda Superior

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Types of Cava

According to the sugar content (grams per litre)

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0-3 G/L
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0-6 G/L
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Max.12 G/L
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12-17 G/L
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17-32 G/L
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32-50 G/L
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+50 G/L

Tasting notes

Pale yellow with golden highlights.
Aroma of medium-high intensity: aniseed, peach, apricot, apple blossom,and light toasted notes (almond).
A fresh Cava, with a good presence of fine and well integrated bubbles. Fruity and very pleasant mouthfeel with good acidity and a slightly bitter finish.

Dominant aromatic profiles

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Floral / Spiced
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Lactones / Toasted
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Anise
+18 months

Cava de Guarda Superior

Thanks to this new category, premium Cavas can be more easily identified: in other words, Cavas that have been aged in the bottle for a longer period. The minimum aging time for Cava de Guarda Superior is 18 months; additionally, the grapes must come from specific vineyards, and must be organically grown.

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.

The nomenclature of this Cava indicates that it is aged in the cellar for a longer period than the minimum aging time established by the traditional method, also known as champenoise. According to such a definition, in this category there are the well-known Cava Reserva, Cava Gran Reserva and the special category of Cava de Paraje Calificado.

So if you are looking for a more complex, unique, intense and delicate Cava, a Cava de Guarda Superior is the ideal option.

Cava bodega
THE TRADITIONAL METHOD

Sparkling wines made using the traditional method are characterised by a second fermentation in the bottle, during which molecules of CO2, which produce the effervescence, are released. This method is a quality factor shared by the great sparkling wines of the world.

Recipes of the world paired with Cava Reserva

Cava Reserva y Tortilla de patata española
Mediterranean

Spanish Omelette

Cava Reserva
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American

Brunch with Cava

Cava Reserva
Cava Reserva y Tacos al Pastor
Mexican

Tacos al pastor

Cava Reserva
Receta de  Causa Limeña de Pollo y maridaje con Cava Gran Reserva
Peruvian

Chicken Causa Limeña

Cava Reserva