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Date of disgorging is important

As a product, cava has a much shorter shelf life than old wines. From the moment the Cava is disgorged and re-corked, Cava is best consumed within 30 to 48 months, depending on the kind of Cava. The general rule: the longer the ripening process in the bottle, the longer the shelf life.

All Privat Cavas carry the AD logo. Acabat de Degollar which gives the exact date of disgorging. The transparency allows the customers to drink their Privat Cava within the ideal consumption limits.

The disgorging process takes place at the end of the ripening process in the cellar. After ripening for up to 36 months, depending on the Cava, the bottles are each turned upside down individually. The bottles are then turned regularly to make the dry material of the second fermentation sink into the neck of the bottle. The bottle necks are then frozen so that when the cork is removed, the frozen dry remnant is spit out. For brut the sugar content or dryness of the Cava is checked and adjusted with 3-5g by adding the 'dosage.' In case of 'brut nature,' no sugar is added.

Their Privat AD series are only disgorged when the order is received. One of these top cavas with the Privat name is produced with an awareness of ultra quality. The Chardonnay grape is most often used for Cavas. But the Pinot Noir is also becoming more popular. Pinot Noir is a quick-ripening grape and does very well at a height of 400 meters, reaching an excellent balance between alcohol and degree of acidity. Pinot Noir is a big grape for use in the 'méthode traditionnelle.' It has major aromatic potential and produces vivid sparkling wines. Privat's Cavas are made with the Chardonnay grapes with a hint of complementary varieties to make the character of each harvest.

the disgorging process
The disgorging process takes place at the end
of the ripening process in the cellar

Alta Alella Privat Cava and Wine, sparkling with a Catalan temperament