Project Description

LIQUEUR MARC DE GRAMONA

LIQUEUR MARC DE GRAMONA
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Josep Lluis Gramona Batlle has the distinction of having been the first to produce ‘Marc de Cava’ in Spain, in the 70’s, through the distillation of grape marc and the wine from cavas disgorged by hand. The product is a distillate of the ‘mothers’ derived from the long ageing of our cavas with a cork stopper.

Vol. 33% Grapes: Muscat
Gewürztraminer
Chardonnay
Parellada
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ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC VITICULTURE

Based on careful observation and the management of the factors which influence our terroir and its habitat. We do not apply chemical herbicides or pesticides, but instead we use natural resources, with the primary aim of maintaining a balance in the environment, and we preserve spontaneous ground cover in order to obtain spongy soils.
Through biodynamics, which goes one step beyond organic growing, we breathe life into our vineyards and seek to raise levels of biodiversity: we preserve spontaneous ground cover in order to obtain spongy soils, we apply plant-based infusions and decoctions to avoid pest infestations, and we produce our own animal and vegetal compost from our orchard of medicinal plants and our farm of cows, sheep, chickens, and horses.

PRODUCTION

To understand the production process, we must first become acquainted with the raw materials used in each case:

The ‘Madres del Cava’ are the ‘mother’ yeasts expelled with the wine which we recover after the disgorging of our cavas by hand. From this we carry out a distillation, carefully separating the heads and tails, keeping only the heart of the distillate which is the noble, highest quality portion.

Distillate of grape marc

It is obtained by a steam stripping distillation of the grape marc used in our winemaking. These varieties are Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Chardonnay, and Parellada. We use only the heart of the distillate.

AGEING

The ageing process is extremely important to the final quality. The use and work with wood during ageing ensures that these spirits have elegance, balance and subtlety.

We age the ‘hollands’ and the marc from the skins of our grapes separately in both French oak and chestnut barrels.   Another portion of the hollands is aged in stainless steel vats for 2 years.

These processes give our master distiller a wide array of aromas and flavours from which to create a great blend year after year.

TASTIN NOTES 

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NOSE

Great sensation of ripe fruit such as apricot sand medlars, which delicately combine with sweeter notes such as honey, bitter orange marmalade, and caramel. It also releases aromas of Mediterranean herbs, chamomile, aniseed, and lemon peel that add freshness.

PALATE

Dense, forceful and velvety over the palate, with a long, sweet finish, in which the alcohol is elegantly integrated.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Ideal with panellets, marzipan, tocino de cielo, crystallized fruit, Christmas gingerbread and cinnamon cookies, ‘panettone’ and biscotti.