Profile of Cavas Nadal

Long-established as one of the best Cava producers, Nadal is privy to a remarkable history. An ancient parchment records that the Nadal family have been working the land in Sant Sadurni D’Anoia since the 16th century, managing to even make wine during the terrible conflict that raged during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Yet Nadal’s true winemaking tradition owes its origins to one man – Ramon Nadal Giro. In 1941, Giro replanted his ancient family vineyards on the site of an airfield, hoping to forge a new path and build a brighter future out of the ashes of the phylloxera epidemic and the Spanish Civil War. Sensing the great potential of the region for quality sparkling winemaking, Giro completed construction of a winery in 1943 and began Cava production that year.

Today the Nadal family continues to follow the philosophy of its founder, producing superlative artisan Cavas in the heart of the Sant Sadurni region. Each successive generation has left their mark, but the original mantra of Ramon Giro remains intact – respect for the land and terroir. Indeed, terroir is at the very heart of the matter – committed to the cultivation of indigenous varieties, Nadal controls a mosaic of different vineyards, each with their own unique characteristics. This enables winemaker Xavier to craft production of different wines styles, adding generous complexity and depth to the final product. Cava, ladies, and gentlemen, does not get much better than this.

Wines produced

  • Nadal Brut Reserva

    63% Parellada, 30% Macabeo, 7% Xarel-lo. After the initial fermentation, the wine is subject to a secondary fermentation in bottle. Aged on its lees for 24 months before disgorgment.

  • Nadal RNG 10 Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2004

    68% Xarel-lo 32% Parellada. After the initial fermentation, the wine is subject to a secondary fermentation in bottle. Aged on its lees for several years before disgorgement. No sugar is added to the wine post-disgorgement.

  • Nadal RNG Finesse Brut Gran Reserva 2011

    56% Xarel-lo 44% Parellada. After the initial fermentation, the wine is subject to a secondary fermentation in bottle. Aged on its lees for several years before disgorgement.

  • Nadal Brut Nature 2009

    58% Parellada, 30% Xarel-lo, 12% Macabeo. After the initial fermentation, the wine is subject to a secondary fermentation in bottle. Aged on its lees for several years before disgorgement. No sugar is added to the wine post-disgorgement.

  • Nadal Salvatage Rosat (rose) Reserva Brut 2013

    100% Pinot Noir. After a gentle maceration, the wine is subject to a secondary fermentation in bottle. A light, fresh sparkling rose that is perfect with seafood.

  • Nadal Salvatage Brut Gran Reserva 2013

    66% Macabeo, 29% Xarel-lo, 5% Parellada. After the initial fermentation, the wine is subject to a secondary fermentation in bottle. Aged on its lees for several years before disgorgement.

Winery details

Cavas Nadal

Finca Nadal de la Boadella s/n
08733 El Pla del Penedès (Barcelona)
Spain
Tel +(34) 938988011
Fax +(34) 607463052

Appellation
DO Cava
Founded
1943
Area under vine
100 Hectares (owned)
Age of vines
30 years+ Low yields
Winemaker
Xavier Nadal
Owner
Nadal family
Production
450,000 bottles per annum, depending on the vintage
Grape varietals
Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel-lo, Pinot Noir

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