Respect for nature and its cycles, as well as the belief that only from this admiration can we make great cava and wine, has been a constant throughout the history of Juvé & Camps.
It can be seen today in our organic vineyards, where grapes are grown in a way that respects their surroundings and the environment, and in our low-yield grape-growing practices, aimed at obtaining the best quality in the most natural way. Conscious, consistent growing that considers the vines as part of the surrounding landscape and wine, the expression of its ecosystem.
In 2015, Juvé & Camps was granted certification for our organic winegrowing. To do so, we made the necessary changes in our agricultural processes and restructured the vineyards, eliminating any chemical insecticides and herbicides. Only authorised organic products are used to neutralise and combat the fungi that can attack the grapevines. Furthermore, fallow periods of up to 7 years let the land rest and recover. The result: healthy, balanced, top-quality grapes.
The grape harvest has arrived at Juvé & Camps. This is the moment everyone has been waiting for, time to collect the fruits of a year of dedication and care in the vineyards.
In the early morning, the grape harvesters work hard between the rows of vines, delicately handling their scissors, cutting only whole, healthy bunches. This is the first selection process. Next to them, the small baskets start to fill up. Then, the tractors set off with their haul on the short trip to the winery. A second selection awaits the grapes on the sorting table. Only perfectly ripe and healthy grapes will be accepted. Here at Juvé & Camps we believe it is very clear: quality begins in the vineyard.
Manual harvesting of the grapes is a practice that has been used at the winery since the very beginning. It is done by people who have been associated with Juvé & Camps for years, generations even. Theyre part of the family. This, the most delicate task, is in their hands, and much of the quality of the wine to come depends on it. The grapes mustnt be squashed when the bunches are put into small boxes. They must be handled carefully, not jostled, when loaded onto the trailers. In the end, after a long, hard days work, the satisfaction of a job well done.
Every Juvé & Camps wine and cava is a story, a landscape, a little piece of the familys history. Thats why we pour ourselves body and soul into making them.
Pioneers of the Gran Reserva
Perfect integration of the carbonic gas, great complexity in the bouquet, delicate, fresh flavour that is persistent with a long finish. These are the attributes of the best cava. Something that takes time, a lot of time. The ageing of the wine on its lees after the second fermentation in the bottle is slow.