Codorniu Vineyard winemakers came to San Francisco from Spain recently to tout the popularity and unique taste of Cava.
“Cava means cellar,” said speaker, television personality and wine expert Leslie Sbrocco. “These are sparkling wines from Spain. The wineries crafting the cava dates from 1551. All Cavas are made in the Traditional Method (aka Champagne Method)”
Most Cavas are made with grape varieties native to Catalonia, although a substantial portion are made from international varieties. Most Cavas are made in that region of Spain.
There are three categories of Cava: Traditional Cava, Cava Reserva and Cava Gran Reserva.
Catalonia produces 95 percent of total production of Cava in the country.