Josep Baujan on Cava and Yeast
This show was published 12 December 2008
In the making of their Cava, Freixenet use a unique collection of yeasts from the region that have been selected after rigorous analysis over the years. They use different types for the first fermentation and secondary fermentation and believe a good yeast has about 10-20% influence over the aromas in the wine.
Freixenet are committed to producing a high quality product and investing in viticulture best practice with their growers to ensure high standards result in good quality grapes. They have also been re-discovering forgotten grape varieties that were once grown in the region and finding ancient sites that, with climate change, may well prove fruitful in the future. Already the changing weather is making an impact, bringing harvest time forward in order to preserve the acidity and freshness of the grapes.
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