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White - Sparkling

N.V. El Xamfra Cava Mercat Brut Nature

Macabeo-Xarello-Parellada Blend

  • Spain
  • Cava
Drink between 2016 - 2018 (Edit)
CT87.7 33 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017

Community Tasting Notes 19

  • ChateauShiny Likes this wine: 88 points

    April 16, 2023 - May 2022 Disgorgement. Light and small to medium sized bubbles. Very light nose - citrus oil, minerals, a bit of rubber band. After a bit, I get a fresh wet grass note on the nose. Light bodied, tart, and easy drinking. Palate of lemons, limes, underripe nectarines/peaches, seashells, and a bit of yeast. Medium-short finish starts off with tart nectarine skin and peach pit and then shifts to a spiced lime, seashell, and saline leaving the palate refreshed.

    For $15, this is a pretty good value.

  • Old School Fan wrote: 86 points

    December 30, 2022 - Nothing really wrong with the wine but not very exciting either. Fine for brunch or similar occasions. Not as good as the Mercat Brut.

  • rbk2b Likes this wine: 87 points

    November 12, 2020 - Solid cava for everyday drinking. Good qpr. Dry with medium size bubbles.

  • Alpton wrote: 90 points

    April 24, 2020 - Fine bubbles. White peach and lemon cookie. Fruity upfront with a slight hint of rubber, along with key lime pie on the finish.

  • mwneil wrote: flawed

    March 31, 2019 - First time I have had a flawed cava. Oh well.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency (Apr 2019), 4/1/2019 (link)

    (NV El Xamfrà Brut Nature Mercat (cava Penedès) Sparkling White) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By John Szabo, MS
    8/30/2016 (link)

    (NV Mercat Brut Nature Cava, Traditional Method, Do, Spain red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Sara d'Amato
    8/26/2016 (link)

    (NV Mercat Brut Nature Cava, Traditional Method, Do, Spain red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    Exploring Mediterranean Spain (Jan 2016), 1/1/2016 (link)

    (NV El Xamfrà Mercat Brut Nature) Subscribe to see review text.


  • Cava, 6/1/2014 (link)

    (NV Mercat Brut Nature CavaXX) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Jennings
    12/27/2012 (link) 89 points

    (NV El Xamfra Cava Mercat Brut Nature) Light medium yellow color with abundant, speedy, small bubbles; minerally, chalk, light oxidized apple nose; dry, tasty, tart apple, dried apple, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer El Xamfra
  • Varietal Macabeo-Xarello-Parellada Blend
  • Designation Mercat Brut Nature
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Spain
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Cava
  • UPC Code 853215003089

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 83 (26%)
  • Consumed 239 (74%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef Tartare, Bone Marrow

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  19 votes

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