Autonomous region of eastern Mediterranean Spain, responsible for most Cava and the prestige table wines of Penedes and Priorat. The small region of Priorat has just 1700 hectares under vine, producing some of the most sought after wines from Spain. The vines benefit from a hot continental climate and are planted on an exceptional rich schist terroir, which contribute to the much acclaimed `mineral rich character` of the wines.
The estate is in the heart of the Penedes region, located on a prominent chalky knoll overlooking the village of Mont-Marcal. The estates origins go back to 1975 when Manuel Sancho purchased an 18th century convent and resurrected the vineyards, as well as the medieval passageways hued from the chalk beneath, the perfect site for ageing the wines.
Made by the `traditional method` of secondary fermentation in bottle and blended using the classic Catalan grape varieties; Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada. It is aged for 18 months on the lees to add fresh yeasty aromas to ripe apple and creamy flavours, giving exceptional balance, fine aromas and a persistent mousse.
The soft character of Mont Marçal makes it a good aperitif or companion for seafood, pastas or paellas.