LLopart, Brut Reserva Cava 2015, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: A fine, delicate, reserva cava that would work brilliantly as an aperitif but could equally pair well with many a meal.
Medium-intensity lemon in color with fine, tight bubbles, this wine has an aromatic nose of fresh-green-pear slice, caramelized green apple, lemon-citrus peel, brioche and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cava delivers delicate, medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-acidity and completing with a caramel-and-citrus-infused, medium finish.
The wine shows varietal typicity of its underlying cava components while being balanced with a fresh, fruit character.
Bottle Note: LLopart’s family is producing, elegant and fine sparkling wine since 1887. Own mountain vineyards, located close to the winery, at Hertat Can Llopart de Subirats, Barcelona. Viticulturalists since 1385. Fermentation and long aging into the bottle. Vinyeards: Own mountain vineyards. Grapes: Xarel-lo 40%, Macabeu 30%, Parellada 30%. Harvesting: Manual harvesting. Aging: Aging 18 months, traditional method. Made with organic grapes.
Importer: Fine States from Spain Inc., Deham, Massachusetts
Tasting Date: March 16, 2019