Maria Rigol Ordi Brut Nature

Brut Nature. MARIA RIGOL ORDI. 45 % Xarel·lo, 35 % Macabeu i 20 % Parellada. D.O. Cava


Pale yellow with greenish tones. Moderate carbonation. Characteristic freshness of white fruits (pear and pineapple). Candid, clean and intense. Refreshing fore-palate. Good mouthfeel. Delicate softness of carbon dioxide. Sweet with hints of exotic fruit.

Maria Rigol Ordi cava is created with the aim of preserving a family heritage and the essence of a unique region, Penedès.

In the early 80s, Maria Rigol Ordi, who missed the family cavas that had accompanied her throughout her life, decided to start making her own cava. Together with her son, Francesc Manobens Rigol, she started a modest production from the cellar of their house in the heart of the village of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. Maria Rigol had been closely linked to the world of cava ever since childhood: in 1897, her grandfather, Modest Rigol Tubella, who was involved in marketing wine, entered the world of producing what at that time was still known as champagne. For that reason, our cavas are an expression of our wish to preserve a family heritage and the will to produce quality sparkling wine by reviving traditional blends of Penedès grape varieties and using a long aging process.

Although we work primarily with the local Penedès grape varieties Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada, we have undertaken a new project by introducing the concept of “micro tirage”, that is, producing small experimental batches of single varietal cava and blends or coupages with new varieties, with the aim of achieving, at the same time, a unique and innovative product. Nevertheless, in the cava-making process, we remain ever faithful to the traditional craft of riddling and disgorging by hand, and that essential requirement for producing the best cava – giving it time.