Cava producer Codorníu is set to release a limited-edition sparkling wine that pays homage to Catalan modernism. The new offering is adorned with designs inspired by the cultural movement of the early 20th century.
The new Cava will officially debut in the U.S. at this week’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. It honors the transformative movement that occurred a century ago: Catalan modernism, or Modernisme as its known in Catalan. With floral motifs of brilliant gold on black matte, the design of the limited edition encapsulates both the old and the new with inspiration from the pomegranate: a symbol of modernity rooted in a Medieval legacy, revived in fabrics, tapestries, and décor of the Modernisme artists.
Additionally, the new packaging underlines the close link between Codorníu and the Modernisme movement. The Codorníu winery in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia—a Monument of National Historic-Artistic Interest since 1976—is the work of Puig y Cadafalch, one of the most renowned architects of the Catalan modernist era, along with Domènech y Montaner and Gaudí. The Raventós family also played an important role as patrons, placing orders for advertising posters by key modernist artists, such as Ramon Casas and Miguel Utrillo.
“Raventós Cordorníu is a winery deeply connected to its centuries-old history, and this limited-edition Cava speaks to our dedication to our Catalan roots—honoring our past while continuing to evolve and move forward towards the future,” commented Mike Jackson, president of Raventós Codorníu North America.
Codorníu Limited Edition is a Brut Reserva Cava made from the traditional varieties of Penedès—Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada—and Chardonnay sourced from vineyards heavily influenced by the Mediterranean. At harvest, grapes are pressed, fermented, and then transported to Codorníu’s underground cellars for secondary fermentation, followed by aging for 15 months in the bottle.
Pale straw in color, the Codorníu Limited Edition has very fine and persistent bubbles and aromas of citrus and almond blossom, layered with notes of brioche and nuts. The palate is fresh and balanced, an ideal aperitif or paired with a wide variety of dishes.
At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Cava will be included in the seminar “The New Spain” on Saturday, September 11, hosted by Master Sommelier Alpana Singh.
The suggested retail price for the Codorníu Limited Edition is $12.99. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.