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Mercat MV Brut Nature Cava, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain

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Mercat MV Brut Nature Cava, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain

Inspired by Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria – the  quintessentially Catalan market destination where locals and tourists  alike gather to eat, shop and gossip.  Mercat Cava aims to evoke the  same spirit of community, liveliness, and tradition.  The Cavas are made  in the traditional method in the cellars of Moli Parellada in Sant  Sadurní d’Anoia, led by winemaker Francisco Dominguez.  Made from old  vines of indigenous varietals, Mercat sees extended lees aging, low  dosage, and is disgorged to order - all tenets of quality rarely seen in  value sparkling wine.  

BLEND | 50% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeu & 10% Parellada 

VINEYARDS | Mercat is a selection of plots with vines ranging from 15-40 years old, planted on calcerous and clay soils.  

WINEMAKING | The wine is vinified in the traditional method, aged for 18 months (twice the minimum for the DO) and disgorged to order.   Dosage:  less than 0.5gr/l. 

TASTING NOTES |  A complex nose of ripe pear and brioche with  zesty minerality on the palate and chalky soil notes.  Stone fruits like  apricots and nectarines are framed by a structure of acidity and  limestone that show through due to the lack of dosage. 

PRESS | 92 W&S, 91 WA
 “A wonderful peachy bouquet that blossoms in the glass with hints of  dried apricot and honeysuckle. The palate is very well-balanced with  crisp acidity and a fine thread of bitter lemon that lends tension and  poise, leading to a very champagnois finish.  Excellent!”

CAVA - PENEDÈS  |  The first Cava was made in 1872 by Josep Raventós who  experimented with wines using indigenous Spanish grapes made in the  Champagne method.  Unlike most classifications, the DO Cava is defined  by a specific method of winemaking, rather than a geographical  reference.  There are over six regions with the DO Cava designation,  though over 90% is from the Penedès, which is also generally regarded as  the best in terms of quality.  The town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is the  unofficial Cava capital in the heart of Penedès.

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