“Corpinnat”, the newest classification for Spanish sparkling wines

by  |  11-04-2018

Cava, Spain’s sparkling wine Denomination of Origin based almost entirely in Penedès, Catalonia now has another potential classification to add labels. If this seems like déjà vu, that’s likely due to being reminded of Cava de Paraje that launched late last year. This newest classification called, Corpinnat was officially announced on April 10th in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia by six Cava producers: Gramona, Llopart, Nadal, Recaredo, Sabaté i Coca, & Torelló. Winery associations formed for the common goals of promotion and wanting to stand out have become a regular occurrence these days. What makes Corpinnat something unique is that it’s a fully registered certification with the European Union and has a series of strict guidelines. While quite numerous, the most interesting are: producers must have 100% organic production, fully own 75% of the vineyards for the grapes that go into their wines, grapes bought in must be paid at a minimum […]
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