In 1882 Magí Canals built the Sant Jordi Wine Cellar in the little village of Sant Esteve Sesrovires in the Alt Penedès region of Catalonia in northern Spain, to use as a family cooler and pantry. Eight years later in 1890 Josep Canals i Nubiola acquired some adjacent land from the Goulart family and so united the two families. They pioneered the production of Traditional Method sparkling wines, which became the signature style of Cava. Their stunning modernist winery was designed in 1919 by Ignasi Mas i Morell, a contemporary of Gaudí. Roger Goulart was bought by Compañia Vinicola del Norte de Españia [CVNE] and joined their portfolio in 2018 with the aim of keeping the historical and cultural legacy of the winery alive. The wines are aged in cellars that are more than one kilometre in length 30 metres below ground, similar to champagne caves. Roger Goulart focus on long ageing their cavas, which gives more interaction between the yeast and wine and produces refined and elegant wines. In fact their ageing process is well above the minimum ageing requirements identified by the DOC. The minimum for Reserva cava is 15 months and 30 months for a Gran Reserva. But Roger Goulart age their Reserva cavas for between 18 -30 months and their Gran Reserva for 36 months. The indigenous Xarel-lo is the dominant grape variety at Roger Goulart, supplemented with Macabeo and Parellada and a little Chardonnay. Their rosé cavas are crafted from Grenache, Mourvedre and Pinot Noir. An exclusive range of elegant well-crafted cavas are produced which are perfect for any occasion.