Gramona "Imperial" Brut DO Corpinnat
Gramona’s history is long and storied with the property being a quality reference point in the Penedès for decades. As far back as 1816, a member of the family has been making wine in the vicinity of San Sadurní d’Anoia. Gramona’s name began to be put on bottles of “Cava Champagne” in 1921. Today the house is one of the few remaining family-owned estates in the region, most having been swallowed up by large corporations in the last half-century. Jaume Gramona is in charge of viticulture and winemaking overseeing two cellars, the ancient family cave where their finest Cavas age under cork and a new cellar outside of the village. Grapes are sourced from up to 303 hectares of vineyards that are farmed organically and biodynamically – 72 hectares of which the Gramona family owns.
While it is tempting to view the least expensive Cava from a producer as the “house style” for a property it is perhaps not the case for Gramona. With more time in bottle before disgorgement it combines the richness of its Mediterranean climate, the freshness of its cepage and the oxidative notes of its elevage. Imperial is finished with an <8g/L dosage from a century old Solera maintained and nurtured in the cellars of the estate.
They are now part of the Corpinnat DO.