One of the many things I like with cava is the grapes. Because here we come across some interesting grapes that are not widely used. There are nine grape varieties allowed for the production of cava, five green and four blue. The green grapes are; Parellada, Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Malvasia (Subirat parent) and Chardonnay. The blue are; Red Garnacha, Monastrell, Trepat and Pinot Noir.
Since I started my cava project, with the book writing and all, I often get questions about the grapes, so I thought I'd make it a bit clear with a series of blogposts that will be easy for you to go back to if you need this info ever again. Because the use of grapes is one of the things that makes cava so diverse and different. So here we go!