Mont Marçal

Extremarium Brut Reserva – 2021

Region: Spain - Cataluña

Mont Marçal

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. Mont Marçal’s cavas are certified organic.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in D.O. Cava.

  • Altitude: 720 feet
  • Soils: Chalky limestone
  • Vine Training Systems: Goblet & Trellis
Harvest Notes
  • Each variety harvested separately at night to keep grapes cool and preserve acidity
  • 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 for a minimum of 12 months on lees
Winemaker's Notes

Bright pale yellow in the glass with fine perlage and a perfect mousse. Fresh and clean aromas with toasty vanilla, grapefruit and peach, white flowers and mineral notes. A palate of fruity, creamy lightness, with body from the lees and hints of hazelnuts and raw almonds.

Wine Summary

35% Xarel·lo, 25% Macabeu, 20% Parellada, 20% Chardonnay; alcohol: 12%; 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, balance in stainless steel tanks; slow second fermentation in bottle at cool temperature; minimal dosage to achieve < 8 g/l sugar; aged minimum 30 months on lees; certified Organic and vegan friendly.

Technical Information
  • 35% Xarel·lo, 25% Macabeu, 20% Parellada, 20% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Total Acidity: 6.3 – 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 Spain & USA
  • Vegan friendly

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Catalonia/Cataluña
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, Spain

Certified Organic USA

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