Sant Sadurní d’Anoia in Catalonia

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© Digigalos

© Digigalos

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Penedès in Spain, and the centre of production of a sparkling wine known as cava. It is situated in the north-east of the Penedès Depression at the confluence of the Avernó river and the Anoia river. It is served by the A-7 autopista and the RENFE railway line (R4) that connect Barcelona with Manresa and El Vendrell.

The noucentista buildings of the Codorníu cava house on the edge of the town were designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The area is widely believed to be home to at least one secret society.

© Caves Canals & Munné © Cava Blancher-1997 © Digigalos © Digigalos Entrance gate to the domains of Codorniu © LimoWreck © Digigalos
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Entrance gate to the domains of Codorniu © LimoWreck
Four outlying villages are included within the municipality of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia: Can Benet de la Prua (population 94), Can Catassús (population124), Espiells (population 54), with its pre-Romanesque church of Sant Benet and Monistrol d’Anoia (population 28).

Tradition attributes the “invention” of the sparkling wine to the Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Perignon, even though it cannot be really said that he invented it, but the merit surely does correspond to him for being the first person to study its characteristics in detail and improve the technique for its preparation. Cava, at the same time called wine from Champagne, had an outstanding commercial success and imposed itself as the prestigious wine, a thing which vine growers and technicians from other regions such as Catalonia took much notice of, so much so that that the end of the XIX century the first bottles are sold in the Catalan market.

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and its surroundings are converted thus into the nucleus of this incipient industry under expansion and, currently, one hundred and fifty nine municipalities make up the Cava Region, the area that is considered as the D.O. (Denominación de Origen – Appelation controlé).

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