Llopart Brut Nature Reserva Cava 2016 OrganicLlopart 1887
Winery: Llopart 1887
Denomination of Origin: Cava
Varietal: Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada, Chardonnay
Ageing: Aged more than 26 months
Format: Cork top, 750ML, Sparkling Wine
Wine: A true classic Spanish Cava and was actually one of the first Brut Nature’s produced in Spain. The Cava strikes the perfect balance with its subtle fruity notes and delicate tertiary tones, due to being aged more than 26 months. Fine, persistent bubbles are well received and the dry, elegant Cava delights the palate. It is a versatile Cava and great to have on its own or accompanied with food.
Did you know? Cava (as well as Champagne) is catergorized by the level of its sweetness. And the sweetness of a Cava can vary greatly - from being dry & citrusy all the way to being sweet & fruity. Thankfully, you can rely on the naming convention in order to pick the best Cava for a desired level of sweetness.
- Brut Nature (The most dry as no sugar is added)
- Extra Brut
- Extra Dry/Extra Sec
- Demi Sec
- Dulce (Most Sweet)
It’s worth noting that the level of sweetness of a Cava does not necessarily correlate to its quality! Rather it purely has to do with a preference in taste. While many people love the dry Brut Nature, other people believe a touch of sugar helps balance the acidity and makes for a softer, well-round wine. Again, it’s all down to personal preferences and taste buds. So if you like dry sparkling wines, then we suggest to stick to the brut side. But if you like your bubbly a bit sweeter, then go for the Dry/Sec Cavas. And if you are not sure, then you better start tasting to find out!
About Winery: Llopart is a family owned organic winery located in Penedès region with deeply embedded roots in their wine estate. And when we say "deep" roots, we mean "DEEEEP"! According to a document written in Latin and dated 1385, one of their ancestors, Bernardus Leopardi, was granted with some vineyards located in the present country estate Can Llopart de Subirats. (That is over 600 years ago!) Over the following centuries the Llopart family grew grapevines, wheat and olive trees. And at the end of the 18th century the Lloparts decided to devote themselves exclusively to wine growing.
In 1887, Llopart produced its first sparkling wine in the cellar of their old country house. And to this day the Llopart family continues to elaborate their wines according to the traditional method, based on the ancestral wisdom of past generations. Llopart is now known as one of the oldest and most prestigious Cava producers in Spain.
In order to pay homage to their ancestors, Llopart turned to organic and sustainable farming as they believed after more than 25 generations devoted cultivating the land, they had the responsibility to maintain the land for future generations. Llopart’s wines are produced from 100% organic grapes that are harvested by hand and the wines are entirely vinified on the winery's premises.