Mont Marçal Vinícola, S.A.

Extremarium Brut Reserva – 2019

Region: Spain - Cataluña

Mont Marçal Vinícola, S.A.

The winery Mont Marçal Vinícola was founded in 1975 by Manuel Sancho who, after many years of dedication to the world of the music, directed his activity towards a new art; the world of wine and cava. Since 2015, under new ownership, the philosophy of the winery and the dedication to producing quality wines under the Denominations of Origén Penedès, Catalunya, and Cava continue. The winery, originally a 14th century farmhouse and then a 19th century convent, is now a state-of-the-art winemaking facility.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in D.O. Cava.

  • Altitude: 720 feet
  • Soils: Chalky limestone
  • Vine Training Systems: Goblet & Trellis
Harvest Notes
  • Picked at night to keep grapes cool and preserve acidity
  • Each variety harvested and vinified separately
  • Chardonnay fermented in 300 liter French oak barrels for 4 months
  • Other varieties fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • First press lots are selected for the blend
  • Slow second fermentation in bottle at low temperatures for optimum balance between freshness and creaminess
  • Minimal dosage to achieve < 8 g/l sugar
  • Aged a minimum of 24 months on lees in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Bright pale yellow with fine, continuous bubbles and a perfect mousse. The bouquet is clean and fresh, with toasted notes combined with vanilla, fruits such as peach and grapefruit, mineral tones and white flowers. Fresh, fruity, creamy and light, with body from contact with yeasts, fine mousse and a very pleasant palate with hints of raw almonds and hazelnuts.

Wine Summary

35% Xarel·lo, 25% Macabeu, 20% Parellada, 20% Chardonnay; alcohol: 11.5%; estate vineyards in D.O. Cava at 720 feet; chalky limestone soils; each variety harvested and vinified separately; Chardonnay fermented in 300 liter French oak barrels for 4 months; other varieties fermented in stainless steel tanks; slow second fermentation in bottle at cool temperatures; minimal dosage to achieve < 8 g/l sugar; aged minimum 24 months on lees in bottle; certified Organic by CCAPE.

Technical Information
  • 35% Xarel·lo, 25% Macabeu, 20% Parellada, 20% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.9 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: < 8 g/l
  • Total SO2: 75 mg/l
  • Certified Organic by CCAPE – Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica

Reviews

90 Points

Sliced lemon and green apple with a floral and metallic accent, together with some sour cream. Fresh and flavorful palate with zesty citrus and a frothy, creamy mousse. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, July, 2022

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Catalonia
APPELLATION D.O. Cava
PROPRIETORS Founded by Manuel Sancho, sold to Bardinet 2015
FOUNDED 1975
WINEMAKER Jose Moreno
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 30,000 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Certified Organic by CCAPE – Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica

ISO-9001, BRC (British Retail Consortium, Global Standard Food) and IFS (International Food Standard).