There’s nothing rusty about the cava making at Rovellats!

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The name “Rovellats” dates back to the 10th century, to an adjective in Latin, robiculu (in English “rust”), probably as a result of the estate being surrounded by the meandering river Foix and with a consequent high degree of humidity.
It’s probable that the Romans who were here, initially pillaging and . . . err, well you know, and then displacing the indigenous Iberians might have become rather tired of continually having to clean their chariots and equipment, and sharpen their weapons for fear of them become rusty and useless.

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