Antoni Canals Nadal’s winery was born from the desire to continue the Penedès family winemaking tradition
In the 80’s, Antoni Canals Nadal decided to make his own cavas. Together with his sons, among them the oenologist Joan M. Canals Bosch, they started a small production in the winery. Previously, the family produced base wines for other producers and worked as coopers, producing hand-made barrels. The family cellar is located in the small village of El Pla del Penedès.
Antoni Canals has been linked to the world of wine since his childhood: his grandfather, Miquel Nadal, and his father, Pau Canals, had a cooperage workshop and a cellar for the preparation of cava-based wines and their marketing, an activity that dates back to the 19th century.
In our current cellar, we want to preserve this family heritage and produce quality products, maintaining the tradition, using the native varieties combined with a commitment to innovation and bold blends.
Joan M. Canals is an oenologist trained in Falset. He graduated in chemical sciences in 1992 from the University of Barcelona and received his doctorate in 1997 from the University Rovira i Virgili, where he is the dean in the Faculty of Oenology. He is a member and president of the College of Oenologists of Catalonia. He is an expert in the quality factors that influence the sensory perception in wines, and sparkling wines in particular. With more than 50 international publications, he participates annually in the most important meetings worldwide in oenology and viticulture. Since 1983 he has been making base wines with traditional varieties.
Oenologist of the family wineries since the beginning, he has developed the current line of products within the framework of a philosophy of continuous improvement with respect for nature while trying to minimize the human footprint in his wines.
We basically work with the native and traditional varieties of the Penedès: Macabeu, Xarel·lo, and Parellada. Our aim is to create cavas and quality wines with defined and unique PERSONALITY.
We make both traditional blends, as well as fun innovate monovarietal cavas and daring combinations, while always respecting the production process. We remain faithful to the traditional way of working, essential to obtaining the highest quality sparkling wines.
We want to convey the love of our work, respecting the territory and tradition, without omitting innovation