Cordorniu is in the unique postition of having three paraje estates: El Tros Nou; La Fideuera; and La Pleta.
El Tros Nou is an exceptional “paraje” located in one of the coldest zones of the D.O. Cava: the Sierra de Prades. Its most outstanding particularity are its Licorella slate soils the give the Pinot Noir a very characteristic mineral touch.
Area: 2.1 ha
Altitude: 555 – 565 metres
Exposure: N-S facing rows. E exposure
Slope: Lateral del 12%
Texture: loam-sandy. “Llicorella”
Structure: Granular simple grain
Clone: Dijon 667
Density: 2.178 vines/hectare
Roots (depth): 150cm
VARIETIES: PINOT NOIR
PARAJE WINE: El Tros Nou 2009
The “paraje” La Fideuera is a small jewel hidden away in the Alt Penedès, where the Xarel•lo variety achieves all its expression, acidity and elegance. The vines are over 25 years old and are fully mature with roots that are deeply entrenched in a noble limy soil that contributes structure and richness to this great cava.
Exposure: N S-facing
Slope: SE-facing 2%
Texture: Loamy soil
Structure: Deep well drained soil with few stones and thick elements.
Roots (depth): >200cm
Planted: 1993 and 1999
PARAJE WINE: La Fideuera 2009
Finca La Pleta is a small south-facing vineyard located 286 metres above sea level on one of our winery’s best terroirs. The vines grow on shallow silt-clay soils with scarce plant cover.
Exposure: S W Slope: 4%
Density: 1.650 vines/hectare
Roots (depth): 120-180cm
PARAJE WINE: LA PLETA 2009
Download the tasting notes here: Paraje profile: Codorniu