Cava in its purest expression

2007 Freixenet Can Sala

About the wine

The Casa Sala Winery was built in the grounds of the family Estate by Joan Sala in 1901, and is where wines for export were made until in 1914, Pere Ferrer Bosch and Dolores Sala Vivé created the first bottle of Freixenet cava. Nowadays, the Casa Sala Winery is equipped with the latest technology. In the new biodynamic winery we have tried to retain the best from each generation. Making our cava how it was originally done, but incorporating the latest winemaking technologies.

The idea was to pay homage to the origins of Cava and make the best wine we possibly could. We returned to our roots, unearthing traditional production methods that the industry had abandoned long ago. We restored the classic 1901 wood and iron press from Champagne, acquired before our grandfather was even born, and used it to gently press the best grapes from old

growth vines on the family estate in Sant Quinti de Mediona. No pumps, no filters; we let gravity do the work, ensuring the juice was unaltered by brusque handling. After undergoing the first fermentation, the wine rested on the lees under cork (no crown caps) for 5 to 8 years, and the bottles were riddled and disgorged by hand, again ensuring minimal disruption. This was Cava in its purest expression.

Can Sala Cava was accredited in 2017 among the top Cava de Paraje Calificado (Premium Category Cavas) following approval of the new Cava category. It is a complex, creamy Cava made in the Brut Nature style.

Tasting Notes

A complex, long aged Cava. Intense yellow in color, reflecting its years in bottle. The mousse is elegant and long lasting, showing excellent crown. On the nose it is clean, with aromas of dried fruits and toasty elements, balanced by ripe fruit compôtes, honey and ripe fruits, predominantly peach with notes of vanilla.

Full on the palate, with a perfectly integrated mousse. This is a fine, long full bodied Cava which is extremely pleasant to drink. A superb example of a Gran Reserva Cava made from Xarel·lo and Parellada grapes.