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The Society's Cava Reserva Brut 2021

4.307690000 star rating 13 Reviews
This fragrant, appley and organic Spanish sparkling wine is produced by Sumarroca, a small family estate, exclusively for The Wine Society. It’s a traditionally made, bottle-fermented and aged blend of Cava grapes parellada, macabeo and xarel-lo, plus some chardonnay to add finesse.
Price: £9.76 Bottle
Price: £58.56 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SG4071

Wine characteristics

  • Sparkling Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • 75cl
  • Within two years of purchase
  • 12% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Champagne cork
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic

Bodegas Sumarroca

The Sumarroca family have been making wine for several generations. They began in the village of Llimiana in Jussa, before moving to the more premium wine-growing area of Penedès nearer Barcelona. Husband and wife Carlos and Nuria Sumarroca bought a 15th-century estate there in 1982 so they could begin producing white and sparkling wines. Since their inception, their philosophy has been to focus on making innovative, characterful, balanced wines rather than competing with larger wineries: their emphasis is always on quality rather than quantity.

To that aim, in 1999 they bought nearly 405ha of land, meaning that they can now use 100% of their own grapes and have ultimate control over the fruit that goes into their wine. This newer land means they are the largest cava producer to make their wines entirely from estate-grown fruit. Production is tightly managed: they use only free-run juice (the pressed juice is sold to other bodegas) and practise sustainable farming to preserve the vineyards for future generations. To further secure their estate for their heirs, they also maintain research projects into new production methods and practise sustainable farming in the vineyards.

They might own some of the prettiest vineyards in the area, but their pickers unfortunately don’t benefit from the views: all harvesting is done at night to ensure grapes are picked at optimum cool temperatures. Pinot noir is grown to make their rosado, whereas their regular cava is made from the...
The Sumarroca family have been making wine for several generations. They began in the village of Llimiana in Jussa, before moving to the more premium wine-growing area of Penedès nearer Barcelona. Husband and wife Carlos and Nuria Sumarroca bought a 15th-century estate there in 1982 so they could begin producing white and sparkling wines. Since their inception, their philosophy has been to focus on making innovative, characterful, balanced wines rather than competing with larger wineries: their emphasis is always on quality rather than quantity.

To that aim, in 1999 they bought nearly 405ha of land, meaning that they can now use 100% of their own grapes and have ultimate control over the fruit that goes into their wine. This newer land means they are the largest cava producer to make their wines entirely from estate-grown fruit. Production is tightly managed: they use only free-run juice (the pressed juice is sold to other bodegas) and practise sustainable farming to preserve the vineyards for future generations. To further secure their estate for their heirs, they also maintain research projects into new production methods and practise sustainable farming in the vineyards.

They might own some of the prettiest vineyards in the area, but their pickers unfortunately don’t benefit from the views: all harvesting is done at night to ensure grapes are picked at optimum cool temperatures. Pinot noir is grown to make their rosado, whereas their regular cava is made from the traditional macabeo, xarello, and parellada grapes. The addition of a small amount of chardonnay adds an extra dimension that sets this cava above its competitors, one of the reasons why we chose Sumarroca for The Society label.
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The Independent

Holy moly! This sparkling wine is outrageously delicious for the price. Park those preconceptions about cava and get your hands on a bottle of this. This wine is brought to us by a small family estate,...
Holy moly! This sparkling wine is outrageously delicious for the price. Park those preconceptions about cava and get your hands on a bottle of this. This wine is brought to us by a small family estate, exclusively for The Wine Society. It’s a traditionally made, bottle-fermented and aged blend of cava grapes – parellada, macabeo and xarel-lo – plus some chardonnay to add finesse. The generous fruit (think apple, pear, and orchard fruit) notes, creamy complexity and fine mousse combine to make this a perfect tipple for Easter morning, especially when paired with a scrumptious hot cross bun.
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