An exemplary zero dosage Cava from this historical family-run estate.
A deliciously complex, yet elegant, zero dosage Cava.
Wood smoke, toast and baked apple on the nose, followed by stone fruit, mineral acidity and finely structured bubbles. Long, savoury and concentrated.
Sourced from 35ha of traditional varieties cultivated on the Can Macia estate, in the Anoia river basin near Odena. Produced using the traditional Cava method, with secondary fermentation in bottle. The wine sees extended maturation (22 months) before disgorgement to enhance the complex, fruity aromas. No dosage is added for this 'Nature' style.
The Can Macià estate in Odena - around 50km north west of Barcelona and just 10km from the foothills of Montserrat - dates back 800 years and still belongs to the same family, of which Jordi Casanovas Bohigas is a direct descendant. He, together with his daughter Maria Casanovas Giró, run the winery and estate.
Cava is king here. Mas Macià's first Cava was released in 1936, but much of its production was still sold to other Catalan producers. However, investment in the cellars in 2000 led to renewed emphasis on high quality estate-bottled wines, both sparkling and still.
The Can Macià estate has over 35 hectares of vineyard, along with forests and wheat fields. The family also owns the 54 hectare Can Batllevell estate in Gelida (half-way between Odena and Barcelona) where its limestone soils and Mediterranean climate lead to early-maturing grapes. These estates combined mean that the family has access to Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada, Garnatxa Blanca, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon - with some vines over 50 years old.
At 450m in altitude, the estate is the second-highest winery in the region and at the very limit of Cava production.
Mas Macià’s vineyards are now certified organic and the Bohigas family is planning to produce organic still wines initially before focusing upon organic Cava production.
|40% Macabeo, 25% Parellada and 35% Xarel-lo
|12% alc vol
|Units of alcohol per bottle
|For immediate enjoyment. Serve at 6°C.
|Contains sulphites and no other allergens
|Vegan & Vegetarian approved
|Delicious as an aperitif, great with tapas, but equally with enough concentration and complexity to drink throughout a meal.