Appellation: Cava
Cuvée: Pit Roig Brut Nature Reserva
Colour: Sparkling Rosé
Grapes: Pinot Noir
About: in view of the fragility of this grape in this region every year Carol Valles buys from the best neighbour they can find to make their Cuvée; it’s the only non-estate fruit wine.


Location: in Subirats west of Sant Sadurni.
Size: from a couple of hectares
Age: planted in 1998
Soils: clay-limestone
Exposition: all expositions
Altitude: at 250m
Training: on wire in cordon de royat
Farming: organic
Average yield hl/ha: 50
Climate: Mediterranean


It’s made by the Traditional Method, grapes very gently pressed to tank to settle before fermentation by natural yeast to a dry base wine in stainless steel tank. In the spring following the harvest, it’s mixed with yeast and sugar to provoke a second fermentation, and immediately bottled to get all this second fermentation to happen inside the bottle. It rests on its lees for at least 18 months before disgorgement. It’s disgorged by hand with no dosage added.

Vintage notes 2017
A normal year with 400mm rainfall, normal temperatures and humidity, with intense heat in the summer. Very healthy fruit. Early harvest.
Yield: 50
Date harvested: mid August
Bottles produced: 5,000
Date bottled: 2018-03, disgorged 2022-07
Alcohol %: 12,3
SO2 Total mg/L: 55
Tasting: 2022-08-14 pretty, strawberries and cream, gentle, fresh, simpler than other Cuvées but clear, fun, easy and very good.c