I miss Penedès so much! It is again minus degrees here in Sweden and even though the sun is shining I get a bit irritated by the fact that the spring seems to take its time to arrive. So in the mean time I sit here and look back on all my trips to “Cava Country” with the warmth, lovely Cava and fantastic People. And I came to think about the first Cava producer I visited during my trip in September, Agusti Torello Mata.
ATM is situated just outside Sant Sadurní and is run by the family with he same name. We were lucky to meet almost everyone in the family, and were shown around by Lali one of the daughters.
ATM is a fantastic producer with top quality Cavas all through their range. They age their Cavas for a long time and are especially fond of the grape Macabeu. Of course they use other grapes too, but they keep Macabeu closest to their hearts.
Their Cava Barrica is made from 100% Macabeu and is partly fermented in oak barrels.
The house of Agusti Torello Mata is probably most famous for their Cava Kripta that has become a real “cult Cava”. Kripta is a Brut Nature made from Macabeu 45%, Xarel·lo 20% and Parellada 35% and aged for a minimum of 48 months with a cork. Every thing is made by hand, when it comes to handling. Kripta is also very easy to recognize since the design is quite special when it comes to the bottle shape and the fantastic artwork on the label (see picture here on the left). If you have the chance to try this Cava (or any of the Torello Mata family Cavas) I highly recommend you to do that.
If you want to have a look at their total portfolio and get some more information about the company I suggest you have a look at their web site that you find HERE.
Here comes some pictures from my visit with the family.