Anna was the first cava to incorporate Chardonnay in its coupage which gives it delicate aromas and an unmistakable freshness that come together with a unique character. Anna honors the Codorníu heiress who married the viticulturist Miquel Raventós in 1659.
The grapes used to make Anna de Codorníu come from two very different winegrowing regions.
The Chardonnay varietal comes from the winery's own vineyards located in the region with the most continental climate within the 0.0. Cava, in Lleida, which makes for optimum concentration , less acidity, more body and more intense aromas. The Winegrowing is based on integrated vineyard production methods that have been especially adapted to make sparkling wines. The harvest takes place around mid-August and always at night so asto keep the grapes as cool as possible and retain aroma whilst preventing oxidation or spontaneous fermentations. The Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada varietals come from vineyards selected by our Winegrowing and Enology teams in the area of the Penedés, where these varietals attain their optimum typicity: a good level of acidity, freshness and citrus and floral aromas.
A good matching with fish, seafood, grilled meats, sautéed vegetables cooked in a wok and fried dishes.
As far as desserts are concerned, it pairs well with dried fruits and nuts, puff pastries and chocolate treats.