Catalunya, Spain
Marques de Gelida

Marques de Gelida is owned by six family growers that have roots in the
Penedes area since the 1600's.  Located in the northeast zone of Penedes,
locally know as Penedes Alta, the vineyards are among the highest in the
D.O.  Mostly planted to Xarel-Lo Parellada and Macabeo there are additional
plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with the oldest plots being 84 years
old; the entire estate is dry farmed.  The climate here is mostly
Mediterranean, but with sub climates in the mountains that are more
continental.  The productions for Marques de Gelida comes from the free run
juice and first soft pressing of the grapes, it's fermented in stainless
steel at controlled temperatures, then Methode Champanoise is employed.  The
finished product is aged 2.5 years in bottle before release.  These
sparkling wines are much greater values than their prices suggest, they're
vintage, Brut Reserve cavas with tremendously high quality viticulture and
winemaking going into them.  By Penedes standards their production is
extremely small (25,000 cases) 


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Marques de Gelida
Marques de Gelida


Brut Verde 2009
Kila Cava 2011
Xarel-lo 2012
Brut Reserve 2010
Brut Rose 2012