WINERY PROFILE: MARIA RIGOL ORDI
At the beginning of the 80s, Maria Rigol Ordi, who missed the family cavas that had accompanied her throughout her life, decided to start making her own cavas. Together with his son, Francesc Manobens Rigol, they start a discrete production in the cellar of their house, in the heart of the village of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. Maria Rigol has been closely linked to the world of cava since her childhood: her grandfather, Modest Rigol Tubella, who was engaged in the commercialization of wines, was introduced in 1897 in the world of the elaboration of what was called "champagne" back in times.
Therefore, our cellars express the desire to preserve a family heritage and the desire to produce a quality product by recovering the traditional coupages of Penedes varieties and betting on long aging.
We bet to elaborate the cavas only with flower wines - the must of the first pressing - that are excellent to obtain cavas with long crianzas. We cooperate in each stage of the vineyard cycle and we rigorously control the process of transformation of the grape into conscientious wine that, only in this way, we can guarantee the quality commitment we wish to achieve.
We have chosen wine growers from the extensive territory of the Gran Penedés, which allows us to capture the essence and richness of this unique territory that gives life to cavas and wines with a great uniqueness and personality.
Although we work mainly with the native varieties of the Penedes, the macabeo, the xarel·lo and the parellada, we have undertaken a new project that introduces the concept of microtiraje, the elaboration of small experimental productions of monovarietal cava and coupages with new varieties , with the aim of achieving, also, unique and innovative products.
In any case, in the production process we always remain faithful to the classic methods that preserve the manual removal, the disgorgement by hand and the indispensable requirement to obtain the best cavas, to give time to time.
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