The Designation of Origin (D.O.) Cava covers quality Spanish sparkling wines produced using the traditional or champagne method, in which the wine undergoes a second alcoholic fermentation in the bottle. The geographical and human characteristics of each bottle, together with the traditional way of making the product, are part of the idiosyncrasy of this wine. Protecting these characteristics, and protecting and distinguishing Cava from other sparkling wines, is the main purpose of the official designation, or D.O.
The producers and manufacturers under this D.O. are committed to maintaining the highest possible quality standards of their products, made using the traditional method of production. In return, they obtain legal distinction from similar products made in other areas, as well as access to national and international markets.
And what does the Cava Designation of Origin guarantee to the consumer?
The assurance that you are buying a genuine and authentic product with a consistent level of excellence. A unique wine, guaranteed by years of history and tradition, but also by the rigorous controls and requirements of its regulatory body. In this way, quality sparkling wines are produced, under the Designation of Origin and within the area delimited by it. Cava is made with a second fermentation in the bottle, and aged for a minimum of 9 months, with the wine in constant contact with the lees in the same bottle in which the fermentation took place.