Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is a small village outside of Barcelona. Only a 45-minute drive – or with the metro actually if you prefer – and you are in the middle of cava country where almost all cava in the world is made. Really hard to imagine this place being so close to Barcelona.
What is cava?
Cava is a sparkling wine that can be both white and rosé. The word cava means cave or cellar, referring to the large underground cellars used for preservation or aging of wine. It is made with same methods as champagne and was for a long time called Spanish champagne. That changed however when Spain entered the European Union in 1986. The Macabeau, Parallada, and Xarel·lo are the main grape varieties being used to make it. Overall a really good sparkling wine that is made with traditional methods and is very affordable.