Cava was born under the constant shadow of its French counterpart, Champagne. However, produced over 1,200km away and a gap of over 100 years, Cava was always going to be a completely different product, even if produced using the same method and and sometimes with the same varieties. Firstly the climate and soil have a profound impact on the yields, while the plant strains that thrive here and completely different to those in the Champagne region. Fortunately, as more winemakers are becoming convinced of this, they are producing Cavas with their own personality, showing off the art of the second fermentation in the bottle like no other wine region in the world.
Conde de Valicourt is a small winery in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. Located in the center of town, dating back to 1940, when Pere Montserrat, father of Martin, the current owner and winemaker, began to develop under the name cava Montserrat Brothers, then I would use the name Permont's ( Pere Montserrat abbreviations), and several years later would be associated with the descendants of Conde de Valicourt (Reims, northern France), who eventually would buy the name as a trademark.