Vichy Catalan Water Analysis:
Balance Classic
Virginality Superior
Minerality Very High
Orientation Alkaline
Hardness Hard
Carbonation Natural
TDS 2,900 mg/l
ph factor 8
Hardness 61 mg/l
Nitrate 1 mg/l
Calcium 14 mg/l
Magnesium 6 mg/l
Sodium 1,100 mg/l
Potassium 44 mg/l
Silica 15 mg/l
Bicarbonate 2,081 mg/l
Sulfate 46 mg/l
Chloride 680 mg/l
Source: Spring
Country of Origin: Spain
Region: Catalonia
Place: Caldes de Malavella
Established: 1889
Status: Active
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The best-known mineral water from Spain, Vichy Catalan has very high mineral content, natural carbonation, and an almost neutral pH.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the area near Caldes de Malavella has had a human population since prehistoric times. The many local sources of effervescent, thermal water were likely a major attraction. Both springs draw from a single aquifer, although each water emerges with a slightly different composition. Vichy Catalan water was first bottled in 1889, and an influx of visitors led to the construction of a spa soon after. Water and carbon dioxide gas are harvested separately from the source, after the water has cooled the gas is added back in.


A slice of bread spread with lard and pieces of pork skin schmaltz brot was typical of the traditional rural cuisine of many European countries and has never gone out of style. The craving for salt makes waters with a high sodium content like Vichy Catalan a perfect match.




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