DO Cava

DO Cava

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Where is Cava made?

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Where Cava is made.

Cava is a sparkling wine made in Spain. Unlike many other DOs, it covers a number of different geographic areas – however, the majority of it is made in vineyards in Catalan. It can also be made in Rioja, Navarra and Valencia.

The traditional grape varities used for producing Cava include Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada. Garnacga and Monstrell are used in the roses. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are also allowed to be used in Cava production.

Cava is made using the traditional method, like in Champagne, where the second fermentation takes place in the bottles, producing yeasty, autolytic flavours.