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Guilera 1927 – 2020: If we were a cava…

Pere Guilera is the vine man and the musivari harmony. But what about the wonder trio? If we were a cava, Jordi would be the xarel·lo grape, Miguel the yeasts and I would be the sugar. Xarel·lo is resistant, acid and sublime: When everything in the vineyard is twisted, it survives. In the cellar it is like a long – distance runner. And when the catharsis finally arrives, you feel grateful for your luck. Because they are the best; my brother Jordi and the xarel·lo grape are the very best. They can lead a traditional blend and they can also shine on their own: see the Guilera Agosarat and the sweetness of the last days and see the Guilera Xarel·la, so fabulous and absolutely smart & fresh!

Cava yeasts are unicellular fungi, come from grapes and are spectacular. Sequence shot GO GO GO: we add sugar and yeasts to the wine, we fill the bottles and send them to the cave underground, yeasts eat the sugar and turn it into carbonic and alcohol, yeasts die and become sediments-mother, sediments feed cava during the aging and move away when it is time for the bubbles to take flight. A fascinating journey, right? Without the yeasts, cava would not be. Without the fortuity of life, champagne would not be either. And without our shiny happy Miguel, so many things that are already [[[ still ]]] would not exist.

Sugar has an exciting story as well! Not only for its transformation into carbonic and alcohol but also for its origin. Until now, cava sugar came mostly from sugar cane. But in 2020, a study published 30 years ago has been revived: RCM – rectified concentrated must. The project proposes to use the sugar contained in the grapes instead of sugar cane and has the explicit support of both governments. It is so exciting!!! Because the problem of the surplus grape would be palliated, the uniqueness and the local production of cava would be stimulated and the importance of cooperating would be [[[ once again ]]] demonstrated.




The magical imaginary of cava blossoms with the bubble arrival. I think I will dedicate my life to this imaginary! But in my own way, like a libertarian satellite. It might sound like an oxymoron but no: satellite because I will always be at the service of a higher cause & libertarian because I have chosen this kind of life. As an intrepid and fizzy bubble that wants to hatch. As a sip of our boldest and sherry-flavoured cava, on a Sunday afternoon. After twelve years working at Cava Guilera [[[ I also ]]] get transformed. To be more free, authentic and true to my essence. As we say in Cava Guilera: Cava needs time to become a Great Cava. And people, too. Be brave to be yourself, martaGR80.


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