Welcome to Codorniu, Spain. Today it must be sunny at their place in the region of Catalonia. The sparkling wine from the area of Catalonia is known as “cava.” and very popular around the world.
Codorníu (Catalan pronunciation: [kuðurˈniw]) is the world’s largest producer of bottle-fermented sparkling wine. Codorniu produces his sparkling-wine with the traditional champagne method (méthode traditionelle), it was founded in Catalonia, Spain in 1551. This historical producer of sparkling wine dates back five centuries. It’s the combination of tradition and modernity which started in 1551. A document of that period mentions Jaume Codorníu and confirms that at that time he owned presses, barrels and casks. In 1659 Anna, the Codorníu’s eldest daughter, married Miquel Raventós. Anna was the last of the family dynasty to bear the Codorníu name – the heirs were called Raventós.
Today – Cadonriu produces 60 million bottles annually.
Here’s the Gate 1 of Caodunio you can find on Wikipedia. Thanks to LimoWreck
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> July 25th: Charles Lafitte 1834 Blanc de Blancs 12%. Nice nose, but far too sweet. The bubbles are great. 5.5/10
> July 19th: Billecart Salmon Brut. Rather balanced, not enough bubbles for my taste, a good pre-dinner Champagne, a bit too flat 6.5/10
> July 14th: Henri Giraud Cuvée Argonne 2002. Gentle fine bubbles: 9/10
> June 29th: Val de Cune Prosecco Treviso Brut. Very nice: 8/10
> June 25th: Champagne Mailly Grand Cru Brut Réserve: No bubbles, sour, flat.. 4/10
> June 20th: Champagne Beauvalet Brut Cote Des Bar Urville: 7/10
> June 18th: Piper Heidsieck Standard: very nice Champagne, that's a 8/10
> June 16th: Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut (Cava) .. stuff is too sweet 4.5/10
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