A visit to Cava Vins El Cep

11th July 2018


Located in East of Barcelona and just under one hours drive away, Vins El Cep is a Cava producing winery with a selection of labels to tantalise any sparkling wine lover. Their range includes the MIM, Clar Rar, Marques de Gelida and L’Alzinar with a collection of 12 label varieties. From Brut Nature to Blanc de Noirs, Vins El Cep wines all express the extensive knowledge the family has for both their vines and land and many wines are simply perfect for pairing with fine foods of the region.

In 1980, we embarked on a project to produce wines and Cavas that endeavour to represent the identity of our terroirs.

Nowadays, these lands are cultivated in line with the principles of organic and bio-dynamic winegrowing, in which land, plants, animals and man work together to improve and preserve the ecosystem’s natural balance.” Quote from Vins El Cep website.

Vins El Cep Cava Claror Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2012 – “Soft yellow fruits and touch tangerine skin aromas. Flavours are dry and crisp offering a rich and elegant tasting experience of red berry, apple skins, lemon pulp and more.

Marqués de Gelida Mim Natura Cava Gran Reserva Blanc de Noirs 2012 – “Fruity aromas most blackberry. Touch dry on flavours with citrus, acidic, pink grapefruit. Fine flavours and a great identity. Gastronomic Cava for sure – see pairing it well with spicy dishes.

Marqués de Gelida 4 Heretats Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2009 – “Butter croissant, honeycomb, mango and more on the nose. Crisp and delicate flavours including citrus, butter, grapefruit and more. A Gastronomic Cava.

Marqués de Gelida Cava Mim Natura Pinot Noir Brut Reserve 2014 – “A punchy nose full of minerals, red berry and red apple skins. Crisp and dry. A refreshing Summers Day bubbly.

They do have a Cava de Paraje Calificado in their range – The first biodynamic Cava in the world – CLAROR Brut Nature Gran Reserva.

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.