Corpinnat producers ‘not closed the door on Cava’

The Spanish sparkling wine group Corpinnat has signalled that its producers may decide to rejoin the Cava DO in the future.

Xavier Gramona, joint president of Corpinnat, told the drinks business that the breakaway designation had “not closed the door on Cava for good,” and continued to have productive discussions with the Consejo Regulador president Javier Pages.

“Rejoining the Cava DO is certainly a possibility,” said Gramona.

“It was always my goal to change Cava from within, to forge a stronger quality image of Spanish sparkling wine. This is why the first meetings between the Corpinnat Board and the DO authorities began in February 2018.”

The body, officially known as The Association of Wine Producers and Growers Corpinnat (AVEC), announced in January 2019 that its nine members were leaving the Cava DO.

A registered EU trademark, the organisation aims to create a stricter and terroir-driven sparkling wine designation within Penedes. Their primary focus is on organic agriculture, longer ageing times and minimal use of grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as hand harvesting and no purchasing of bulk wine. The first wines bearing the Corpinnat brand will appear on the market this spring.

“We are going to think carefully about our future this year – the board must decide upon our best course of action. If we rejoined the DO, they would have to agree to allow Corpinnat to exist alongside Cava, which may not be possible,” said Gramona.

“However, Javier Pages has said he is open to further discussions. So let’s wait and see. The other option is to petition for the creation of a standalone Corpinnat DO, which would take at least 5 years.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sales Operations Manager (On Trade)

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Wine Sales Executive

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
Midlands and Northamptonshire

Business Development Executive - London

Jascots Wine Merchants
London, UK

Managing Editor

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Events Marketing Coordinator

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

London Business Development Manager

Vine Distribution Services
London, UK

Marketing Assistant

Harviestoun Brewery
London, UK

Logistics and Forecasting Manager

WADDESDON WINE
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK

Brand Communication Executive

Bibendum
Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8UR, UK

Canterbury Wine Festival

Canterbury,United Kingdom
22nd Jun 2019

Fruit Focus 2019

East Malling,United Kingdom
17th Jul 2019

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

San Francisco,USA
23rd Jul 2019
Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more