My wine pick this week, Anna de Codorniu Brut Rosé, is from one of Spain’s oldest wine making families and will absolutely help get you into the holiday spirit!
Codorniu is one of 6 of the oldest wineries in the world and was the first winery to create cava using Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Pallerada grapes. They own the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards that are used for the production of cava with vines aged 30 years or more. If you are new to Codorniu, this centuries-old house began in the mid-sixteenth century with farmer and wine maker Jaume Codorniu. Evidence of his wine making is found in documents dating to 1551 and show a deep passion for his vineyards.
Jaume Codorníu’s legacy continues today, nearly 500 years later with their Brut Rosé. An interesting fact? The pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are harvested at night in the month of August from the vineyards located in Lleida, Spain. This harvesting practice is to preserve aroma and helps in avoiding oxidation or spontaneous fermentation.
I hope you’ll join us for Brunch this Sunday from 11-2 and share a bottle of Anna de Codorniu Brut Rosé with those you love to celebrate the passions that drive us and bring us together this holiday season.
Wine Maker’s Notes
This cava combines glamor, innovation, and modernity with the experience and history of what is probably Codorniu’s most iconic offering, Anna de Codorniu. Elegance and subtlety, which to a large extent come from a blend with approximately 70% of the most prestigious varietal for making rose cavas: Pinot Noir.
Cherry and strawberry tones, aromas of red berries with faint notes of green apple. Creamy on the palate with a good balance between acidity and sugars and a very refreshing finish. On the whole this cava is ideal served with aperitifs and as a drink between meals.