Llopart, Reserva Rosé Brut Cava, Catalonia, Spain
Tasting Note: The kind of excellent, rosé sparkling wine that proves there’s more to cava than the white cava you’re used to drinking.
Medium-intensity salmon in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of strawberry puree, red cherry, cranberry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied rosé cava delivers bright, red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose with vibrant, medium-plus acidity.
There is midpalate complexity and a lemon-citrus-infused cherry, medium-plus finish.
A rosé cava to repeat.
Bottle Note: Llopart’s family is producing elegant and fine sparkling wine since 1887. Own Mountain Vineyards, located close to the winery, at Heretat can LLopart de Suibirats, Barcelona. Viticulturalist since 1385. Fermentation and long ageing into the bottle. Monastrell 60%, Garnacha 20%, Pinot Noir 20%. Manual Harvest. Aging 18 months traditional method. Made with Organic Grapes.
Importer: Slocum & Sons, North Haven, Connecticut
Tasting Date: July 28, 2018