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Congratulations Codorniu!!

The first bottles of Spanish cava was created in Codorniu in 1872 in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia outside Barcelona

It is appropriate for the company that produced the first bottles of cava back in 1872, that its current Chief Winemaker should be named Best Sparkling Winemaker Bacchus Awards 2021.

Bruno Colomer had joined Codorniu in 2008.

Colomer had come from Heretat Mas Tinell where he was also Chief Winemaker for their cava since 2006. Prior to that,  he held the same position for 10 years at Mont Ferrant which is also owned by Raventos Codorniu, the oldest winegrowing business in Spain since 1551.

Bruno Colomer was born in Sant Cugat del Valles, a town north of Barcelona. The Catalan has an Agricultural Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and was also trained in France where he received a Diplome National de Oenologie from the University of Burgundy.

The Best Sparkling Winemaker Bacchus Awards 2021 is of particular significance to Colomer and Codorniu as it is organised by the Spanish Union of Tasters and attracted more than 1,500 wines from around the world. The jury came from equally far and wide and included Masters of Wine, journalists and sommeliers, as well as both Spanish and international winemakers.

Chief Winemaker Bruno Colomer was trained at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University of Burgundy

Held over four days, the annual Bacchus Awards 2021 was its 19th edition.

Bacchus Awards 2021 also awarded its highest accolade – Bacchus Grand Gold – to Ars Collecta Jaume Codorniu Cava 2014.

Celler Jaume is the oenological research, innovation and experimental heart of Codorniu and is located within the Codorniu cellar.

There, surrounded by stone walls, small stainless steel and cement tanks and oak barrels, Bruno Colomer gives free rein to his curiosity and creativity.

Bruno Colomer – Best Sparkling Winemaker Bacchus Awards 2021 – is a visionary and one of the greatest sparkling winemakers in the world

Ars Collecta Codorníu – representing the prestige range of Codorniu –  had been created by Bruno Colomer in Celler Jaume.

Three Ars Collecta cavas were celebrated at Bacchus Awards 2021.

Ars Collecta Jaume Codorniu Cava 2014  Bacchus Grand Gold
Ars Collecta Blanc de Blancs 2017 • Bacchus Gold
Ars Collecta Grand Rosé 2017  • Bacchus Silver

Ars Collecta Jaume Codorniu Cava 2014 is comprised of the oldest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Xarel.lo vines of Codorniu. Check out the video at http://arscollectacodorniu.com/en/jaume-codorniu. The wine is dedicated to Jaume Codorniu, founder of the company in 1551.

Ars Collecta Blanc de Blancs 2017 is comprised of Chardonnay, Xarel·lo and Parellada. A portion of the still wine was fermented in large French oak casks.

Ars Collecta Grand Rosé 2017  is comprised predominantly of Pinot Noir, and Trepat and Xarel·lo. As with Blanc de Blancs the wine spent 35 months in contact with lees before disgorgement.

Raventos Codorniu – Spain’s household name in wine  has 15 wineries in Spain, Argentina, and California and is also proprietor of 3,000 hectares of vineyard.

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