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Agustí Torelló Matá

Founded in 1950, Agustí Torelló Matá crafts distinguished cava using only Spanish varieties macabeo, xarel·lo and parellada from vineyards in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of Cava and the heart of the Penedès region.

‘Aliguer’ Brut Vintage

Bright, crunchy notes of green apple with aromas of jasmine and a whiff of pastry. Very fine, persistent mousse and well-balanced acid profile.

The commitment to quality cava extends right to the entry-level offering, with the ‘Aliguer’ disgorged to order.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Cava DO
VINTAGE: 2014
STYLE: sparkling white
GRAPES: macabeo, parellada, xarel-lo
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: Filtered
ALCOHOL: 11.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Brut Reserva

Delicate green apple aromas with notes of caramel, marzipan and brioche. Excellent acid-sugar balance and crisp, dry finish.

At a minimum, the brut reserva spends two years on its lees before being disgorged, far longer than the 15 months’ minimum ageing required by the DO.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Cava DO
VINTAGE: 2010
STYLE: sparkling white
GRAPES: macabeo, parellada, xarel-lo
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 11.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Brut Nature Gran Reserva

A blend of ripe and dried fruit aromas on the nose, with hints of fresh bread, jasmine and a slight honeyed quality. On the palate, the wine is rich but balanced, with fine acidity and a delicate but persistent perlage.

This cava spends at least 36 months on its lees before being disgorged, exceeding the 30 months’ minimum ageing required by the DO. Only available in magnum.

 

quick facts

APPELLATION: Cava DO
VINTAGE: 2008
STYLE: sparkling white
GRAPES: macabeo, parellada, xarel-lo
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 11.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Rosat Trepat Brut Reserva

Made from 100% trepat, a native Catalan variety that’s known for its bright acidity and fresh red berry flavours. Aged a minimum of 18 months on the lees, but check the disgorgement date on the back – like all ATM cavas, it’s disgorged only once the winery is ready to send it out.

 

quick facts

APPELLATION: Cava DO
STYLE: sparkling rosé
GRAPE: trepat
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 11.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

'Xic'

Light, bright and playful, packed with citrus and green apple notes and a whiff of lees for a bit of contrast. The image on the label says it all: this is an uncomplicated wine made for quaffing. But it's organic so you can feel good while you're doing it.

 

quick facts

APPELLATION: Penedés DO
VINTAGE: 2017
STYLE: white
GRAPE: xarel-lo
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: filtered
ALCOHOL: 10.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Augustí Torelló Matá

Agustí Torelló Matá is a family company producing distinguished reserva and gran reserva cavas in the Penedès region. Founded in 1950 by Agustí Torelló, the winery is committed to using only Spanish varieties macabeo, xarel·lo and parellada from vineyards in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of Cava and the heart of the Penedès region. The estate owns 40 hectares, with long-standing contracts on 60 more, and only uses fruit from vines that are at least 30 years old. All vineyards are worked organically, and this practice continues into the winery.

There is a strong focus on macabeo at Agustí Torelló Matá. It’s thin-skinned and can be difficult to work with, but it brings a delicate fruit profile that makes these cavas stand out from all the rest. Xarel·lo plays a secondary role, adding structure and acid, with parellada bringing up the rear.

As a guarantee of quality, all cavas are vintage-dated and carry the date of disgorgement, highlighting the long lees ageing the top wines receive.  In addition, the estate produces organic still wines from the local varieties under the DO Penedès appellation.