Address: Plaça de les Arenes, 3 – 43775 MARÇÀ Spain
Telephone: +34 977 830 105
Upon first glance on the outer facade, one can’t help but scratch their head and say, “What is this and where am I?”, as nothing about the building screams wine. To be honest, it’s a rather undescribable feeling walking up to the front door with the sun reflecting off the dusty brown earth encircling the building. Yet the building itself demands your attention, like an aging king who at one time was revered and respected for his glory, beauty and power, but is now lost in a haze of ancient memories.
Clearly an admirer of Gaudi, Catalan architect, Cesar Martinell, was the visionary behind the Agricola Falset-Marçà structure. Influenced by medieval architecture, as seen in the arch of the main door which mimics that of the castle directly infront of it, as well as the two castellated towers. However, the windows take on more of an organic feel as they slither and curve up the front facade in a snake like manner, clearly a mark of Gaudi. Upon entry into Agricola Falset-Marçà, the sensation changes from a royal structure to more of a industrial cathedral to wine. Centenarian oak barrels reach for the sky, propped on cement arches and used for the elaboration of vermouth. And like all vermouth producers, the recipe of the mother is guarded by the winemaker, only passed on when he/she is succeeded by another. What we do know, however, is that the “mother” of the vermouth is well over 80 years old. Additionally, Agricola Falset-Marçà has been experimenting with black vermouth, or Vermouth Negro, made with Garnatxa negre.
Agricola Falset-Marçà was at one time two separate cooperatives, Falset and Marçà, but merged in order to pool resources. The cooperative primarily grows both Garnatxa Blanc, Garnatxa Negre and Samso and Macabeo, but over the years, they have added foreign grape varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo grown in slate, sand, clay and limestone soils. Although most of their wines are red table wines, with an odd spattering of both white and rosado, they also produce Mistella, Ranci and sweet dessert wines.
Wines Produced: Castell de Falset, Etim Seleccion Syrah, Etim Seleccion Grenache, Martius Negre, Martius, Blanc, Imus, Etim Verema Sobremadurada, Etim Verema Tardana Blanc, Etim Verema Tardana Negre, Vermut Falset
- Languages Spoken: Catalan/ Spanish/ English/ French
- Number of Visitors: 2 – 50 max
- Winery Tour and Tasting: 2 wines for 5 euros
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