VINEYARDS: Penedes terroir
Grape varieties: Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada and Garnatxa. Region: D.O. Cava. Sub region: Central Penedes (Macabeu, Xarel.lo and Garnatxa) and Upper Penedés (Parellada).
Altitude of the vineyards: 110m (Xarel.lo) 250m (Macabeu and Garnatxa) and 320m (Parellada).
Climate: mild Mediterranean.
Annual rainfall: an average of 515 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: musts selection, only the best juices will be for the Marta Passió Reserva elaboration.
- Each variety of grapes fermented separately at a constant temperature of 16ºC in stainless steel tanks.
2nd FERMENTATION: base wine to Reserva cava
- The base wine blending: 40% Xarel.lo, 35% Macabeu, 20% Parellada and 5% Garnatxa.
- Fermentation temperature: 15-18 ºC.
- Ageing period: for more than 24 months. Vintage dated each year. Sugar added: 6 g/L Brut.
- Appearance: delicate pale rosé colour with fine persistent bubbles.
- Aroma: fresh, floral, ripened red fruits with slightly nutty nose. Palate: perfectly balanced, delicate, pleasant with long and clean finish.
- Gastronomy: recommended for aperitif or combined with pasta, rice, blue fish, well-seasoned white meat and red meat stews.
- Tips: served cold, between 6oC to 8oC, in flute glass type, transparent, tall, thin and without decoration.
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