Juve & Camps has decided to pay homage to Xarel·lo,the grape that forms the backbone of most Catalan Cava’s, by releasing a sparkling wine crafted exclusively from this variety. Essential Xarel·lo Reserva Brut was crafted using only the ”free-run” juice coming from grapes grown in the Espiells and Can Rius estates, both located in Central Penedes and belonging to the Cava DO. Located at an altitude between 185 and 245 meters, the vines grow in soils composed of clay and limestone that are strategically protected from northern climatic influences by the neighboring Montserrat Mountain.
Perfectly pairs with salty goat and sheep millk cheeses, dried and cured meats, mushroom tarts, salmon blinis and foie gras.
Juve y Camps is a family-owned winery located in San Sadurni d”Anoia, a small town in the northeastern Penedes region near Barcelona. Founded in 1921 by Joan Juve Baques and his wife Teresa Camps Farre, the winery”s three-generation history has resulted in an international reputation for producing top-quality Cava. The story of Juve y Camps actually began over 200 years ago when Joan Juve Mir, a bold and enterprising vine grower with ideas ahead of his time, laid the foundation for what would become the family firm. His son, Antoni Juve Escaiola, carried on the legacy. There were many challenges, including the terrible phylloxera plague. Advocating replanting (as did other leading figures of the Penedes), he led a drive to restore the vineyards and to rebuild the region”s wine production. Respected and loved by his contemporaries, his example encouraged his son, Joan Juve Baques, to build the family”s first winery. Joan Juve Baques married Teresa Camps Farre, an exceptional woman and an enthusiastic supporter who, in 1921, inspired her husband to launch the first sparkling wine under the Juve brand. It was made in the underground cellars beneath the family home in San Sadurni d”Anoia. Today, Juve y Camps has established itself as the most highly regarded Cava producer in Spain. Juve y Camps wines are regularly served at state banquets given by Spain”s Royal Family and are offered to visitors and guests by the National Government, the Senate and Congress.