2015 Llopart, Brut Reserva, Cava, Penedes, Spain
Roving Sommelier loves premium quality sparkling and pink wines from around the world. Even better when these expressive wines are made with love and care. For me, they’re ideal for those who prefer their sparkling wines to be playful yet serious. Cava is produced in the region of Penedes within Catalonia in Northwest Spain. Cava Llopart was established in 1887.
All grapes are organically-farmed and harvested by hand. Fermentation and ageing takes place in bottle by traditional method (i.e. similar method to Champagne) and it spends time on lees to develop complexity and texture.
Llopart’s elegant style and the unique qualities of the 2015 vintage harvest are reflected in this reserve cava with a minimum of 18 months ageing in bottle before release. Disgorgement took place in April 2018. This vintage Brut Reserva Cava is made solely from organic grapes and displays an elegant, fruity style with lovely freshness and crisp acidity on the palate. Perfect on its own as an aperitif or with light tapas and nibbles.
Alcohol: 12% abv (75cl)
Grape varieties: Xarel-Lo, Macabeo, Parellada
Disgorgement date: April 2018
Flavour Profile: Crisp, Bone Dry, Citrus, Apple, Floral, Yeasty, Brioche, Biscuity