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Papet del Mas Brut Cava

Penedès, Cataluña

Papet del Mas

Papet del Mas means the house of Josep in Catalàn...

All houses in Catalonia have names. ‘Papet’ is the friendly nickname of Josep and ‘Mas’ is a traditional Catalan house of three floors. This is the personal project of winemaker Josep‘s homage to his grandfather who lived in Font-rubí in the middle of Cava producing region, Penedès.

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Vineyards

The 40 hectares of vineyards that produce Papet del Mas are located in Penedès at 300-400m altitude. The vines are planted on deep sand and clay soils that benefit from good drainage and water retention. The vineyards are sustainably managed and treatments against diseases are applied only as a last resort. All of the grapes are hand harvested into 20 kg boxes for transport to the winery where they are placed in a cold room (5C) before a second selection (the first being in the vineyard), to ensure only the best grapes are used.

Vinification

The grapes are pressed very gently in a pneumatic press. The first fermentation takes place at 16C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then left to settle naturally before blending and bottling for the second fermentation, as per the traditional method. The cellars are 10 metres underground which is consistently cool for slow fermentation.  The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation and retains a fresh bite and primary fruit. Dosage is 8g/l.

Tasting Notes

Pale gold in the glass with fine bubbles. The bouquet is youthful, with apple and lemon aromas. On the palate, the Cava is light and well-balanced with a fine acidity and a fine mousse. Rounded and elegant, it has a lingering finish with hints of candied orange.

Vintage information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 25% Macabeo
50% Xarel.Lo
25% Parellada
Region Penedès, Cataluña
Winemaker Josep Mª Suriol
Alcohol (ABV) 11.5%
Acidity 6.12g/l
Residual Sugar 8g/l
Wine pH 3.04