Mas Macià Cava Brut NV

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Mas Macià Cava Brut NV

The Can Macià estate near Odena is more inland than Sant Sadurni d'Anoia - with a more continental climate. This means more marked differences between day and night temperatures, causing the grapes to ripen later. At Odena the harvest occurs around two weeks after Sant Sadurni - the extra time spent on the vine, combined with excellent quality fruit from the mature vines on this estate, produces elegant and complex Cavas with crisp acidity.

Tasting Notes 

White fruit and citrus aromas lead onto a complex palate with green apple, stone fruit and a touch of white spice. Bubbles are fine and persistent through to the long finish and gentle savoury twist.

 Mas Macia Brut Tasting Notes

Production Method

A classic blend of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo - from 35 hectares of vines cultivated on the Can Macia estate, in the Anoia river basin near Odena. Made using the traditional Cava method - the wine is matured for an extended period of 24 months before disgorgement to enhance the complex, fruity aromas.

Producer

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.

Sustainability

Mas Macià’s vineyards are now certified organic and the Bohigas family is planning to produce organic still wines initially before focussing upon organic Cava production.

Specifications

Year N/V
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 40% Macabeo, 25% Parellada and 35% Xarel-lo
Country Penedès, Spain
Alcohol content
12% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9 units
Type Fizz
Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment. Serve at 6°C.
Allergy Information Contains sulphites and no other allergens
Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian approved
Food Matches Delicious as an aperitif, great with tapas, but equally with enough concentration and complexity to drink throughout a meal.
Appellation DO Cava