January 1, 2015

Visiting Cava Country – Juve y Camps

By In Vineyard & Wine Travel, Visiting Cava Country
It would have been great to have spent more time at the Juve I Camps winery. The complex is huge with a plethora of photographic opportunities. As we walked around heading to the tasting room nearly every turn offered a unique and architecturally interesting scene. No time to get the tripod set up; all the shots were hand held and in the darkened depths required high ISOs to take anything worthwhile. I am not entirely sure what some of the rooms were intended for – there was a shiny, doubled sized professional kitchen in one part, more offices than staff and outside a monolithic tower whose sole purpose seems to be to provide a view of the surrounding vineyards. And I have no idea what the radial structure is for, nor the slatted building in the centre of the car park. The large round art work next to the entrance road represents the bubbles in a glass of cava. The visit certainly made for some fun photos.

As with many producers in this part of the world, Juve Y Camps have moved the bulk of its wine making operation from the out-grown historical town centre building (in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia) to this purpose built facility in the countryside. The 22 second video below shows the complex briefly from out in the vineyard which, incidentally, includes the ubiquitous slow-motion walk of a vineyard worker…

The out-of-town complex I don’t think is currently open to visitors; though talk was had of hosting weddings and other events there. This I mention just in case you are in need of an original venue for your wedding, somewhere other than Tuscany or Umbria or Venice or Marbella… The town-side of the operation, in Sant Sadurní D’Anoia, is open to visitors subject to pre-booking.

And their wines? The deliciously creamy Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature was Juve y Camps triumph in the 50 Great Cavas competition along with the more delicate Gran Juvé y Camps Brut 2008, Both are fine examples. Their Pinot Noir rose, [Juve y Camps Brut Rose 2010], a delight with a plateful of seafood in a rich sauce, can be had from Amazon for £35.54 for three bottles For their other wines contact their importer, Ehrmanns for stockists.

Photo Gallery: Juvé y Camps

Juvé y Camps Sol Video

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