Pages: The doors are open for dialogue with Corpinnat

Javier Pages, president of the Cava Consejo Regulador, wants splinter group Corpinnat to rejoin the DO and insists that “the doors are open for dialogue”.

Javier Pages, president of the Cava Consejo, wants members of Corpinnat to rejoin the Cava DO

“We regret that these historic houses left the DO in January 2019. Their dissatisfaction was based on issues that have been on the table for a long time: zoning/origin, quality and a lack of clear segmentation according to regulatory requirements.

“However, the region’s wineries and grape growers that make up the DO are in agreement about the need to face these challenges and reform.

“Cava is stronger if we all row together in the same direction. The doors are open for dialogue,” Pages said.

According to Pages, the DO is working on a strategic plan that will address the concerns of Corpinnat’s members, though specific details have not been released at this point.

“The strategic plan is designed to respond to these challenges,” Pages said.

“We believe that once the zoning and segmentation debate is resolved, there is no real reason for any producer to stay outside of the DO.

One of the key points of contention related to the DO’s initiative to create a superior tier of Cava – Paraje de Calificado – in 2017.

“The initiative pleased us in the beginning, but Paraje de Calificado was ultimately analogous to building a house, but starting with the roof,” said Ricard Zamora Isanda, Sabaté i Coca’s export manager.

“We believed that the Cava de Paraje Calificado rules needed to be applied to companies, not to single labels, and this is why Corpinnat was born,” he added.

However, Pages insists that the DO is committed to promoting Cava de Paraje as a top tier of Cava. “It is considered one of the most quality-orientated and unique sparkling wines worldwide, and has been recognised by experts in sparkling wines.

“Our global objective is to educate and publicise the richness and complexity that Cava has. The region’s problem has never been a cheap image, but our failure to promote the diversity inherent to this wonderful category,” Pages said.

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Your email address will not be published.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

Brand Manager

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London UK

Marketing Assistant

Speciality Brands
Park Royal, London, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives

Financial Controller

London City Bond
Barking, UK

Duty Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Great Portland Street, London

Spirits Advisor

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

International Sales Manager

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Brand Marketing Executive

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Millésime Bio 2020

27th Jan 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

London,United Kingdom
29th Jan 2020

Austrian Wine Tasting

London,United Kingdom
3rd Feb 2020
Click to view more