Llopart Brut Reserva
LLopart is a family-run winery with a long history in winemaking. It is the second oldest Cava house and is considered to be one of the top wineries in the world of Spanish sparkling wine today. There is historical documentation that in 1385, there was a transfer of some vines located in the current Heredad Can Llopart to Bernat Llopart. However, it was not until 1887 that they finished producing their first bottle of wine. Since then, the winery has continued to refine their practices and have incorporated new approaches to increase the quality of their wines.
The vineyards of Can Llopart de Subirats are situated at 360 meters above sea level and stretch over a hill of uneven terrain. The estate comprises of 500 hectares: 100Ha of vineyards and over 350Ha of Mediterranean forest. The climate sees very mild winters and sunny summers that are not too warm. The mountain range of Montserrat protects the vineyards from the cold northern winds during the winter, making temperatures milder. Organic faming practices and manual harvests are implemented in the vineyard, paying utmost respect to the environment.
For Llopart’s Brut Nature, grapes are manually harvested and each variety is vinified individually. When the fermentation is complete, they perform an assemblage of the four varieties. Then, they carry out tirage (bottling with yeast and sugar) so that the wine can undergo its second fermentation in the bottle. After a minimum of 26 months of ageing, the wine is disgorged with no added liqueur d'expédition.
This is a bone dry, medium-bodied and refreshing example of Cava Brut Nature. It is a blend Maccabeu, Xarel-lo, Parellada and Chardonnay. The fruit is ripe lemon citrus with green apple and Bosc pear. The mid-palate has notes of toasted bread crumb and light sour cream; the length is long and finishes fresh with nicely integrated bubbles.
Drink now or age 8+ years
A very versatile wine for pairing: enjoy as an aperitif, with fresh oysters on the half shell, fried fish, or soft cheese (such as Brie).