VINEYARDS: Penedes terroir. Old vines.
Grape varieties: Xarel.lo, Macabeu and Parellada.
Region: D.O. Cava. Sub region: Upper Penedes (Parellada) and Central Penedes (Xarel.lo and Macabeu).
Altitude of the vineyards: 110m (Xarel.lo), 250m (Macabeu) and 315m (Parellada).
Climate: mild Mediterranean.
Annual rainfall: an average of 465 litres per square metre.
Soil: clay and calcareous.
1st FERMENTATION: must to base wine
Harvest: hand gathered to select the best grapes in September when each variety is at its peak of maturation.
Pressing and must fermentation: pneumatic press. Musts selection, only the best juices will be for the Marta Gran Reserva elaboration. Each variety of grapes fermented separately at a constant temperature of 16oC in stainless steel tanks.
2nd FERMENTATION: base wine to cava Gran Reserva
The base wine blending: Xarel.lo 40%, Macabeu 40%, Parellada 20%.
Fermentation temperature: 15-18 oC.
Ageing period: for more than 48 months. Vintage dated each year. Sugar added: 0 g/L Brut nature.
Appearance: brilliant straw yellow colour with rich golden hints. Aroma: intense aroma of white fruit and stone fruit with developed nutty notes.
Palate: the palate has fine texture and an elegant balancing acidity. It has a dry, pure and harmonious aftertaste. The prolonged ageing in the cellars gives in the ripeness needed to round up all its qualities. Gastronomy: recommended to accompany fine cuisine dishes or for drinking at any time of day.
Tips: served cold, between 6oC to 8oC, in flute glass type,
transparent, tall, thin and without decoration.
Owner and winemaker