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2018 Llopart Brut Reserva Corpinnat, Cava, Spain

Case Size: Single Bottle
Sale price£21.95

2018 Llopart Brut Reserva Corpinnat, Cava, Spain

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An uber-reliable, 90 point Cava from a truly respected Catalan producer, Llopart can trace their viticultural lineage back to 1385 when Bernardus Leopardi was granted land to grow vines in the region of Subirats in Catalonia. Llopart is a family owned winery and produced their first sparkling wine in 1887. Today, they make top quality organic sparkling wines.

They are no longer technically considered a 'Cava' because they broke away from the Cava DO, along with nine other families to form their own label, Corpinnat. They did this as they felt that there were too many low quality sparkling wines being produced in the region which were able to label themselves as 'Cava.' Llopart's' wines are all certified organic and are made in the traditional method, with the second fermentation in bottle, just as they do in Champagne. 


Apple, clover and grassy aromas are supported by a nice underlay of yeast. On the palate, this is a touch soft and flat, with low acidity. Apple, nectarine and melon flavors finish clean and mellow. Drink now. 90 Points. Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (November 2021)


Llopart Corpinnat is wonderful as an aperitif but can also be paired with sushi, BBQ prawns or roast chicken. 


2018 was a hot year in Penedes with the region reporting higher then average temperatures in comparison to other wine producing regions of Spain. The producers had to deal with outbreaks of mildew and botrytis but were able to overcome these obstacles and the grapes were able to ripen evenly and slowly throughout the season. The harvest was late but producers were happy with the resulting healthy grapes.  


The Brut Reserva is made up of the 3 traditional varieties used in the region, Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada. The estate covers 500 hectares of which 100 hectares are planted with vines. The vineyards are placed over uneven hills about 360 meters above sea level. Due to the unevenness of the vineyards and being placed on sloping hills, this forces the vines to have greater root extension in order to reach water, and low yields which helps to ensure that each grape produced is of the utmost quality. Llopart farm their vines organically and as sustainably as possible. 


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We recommend this wine be stored at 10C. It is not necessary to decant this wine before drinking. 


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    2018 Llopart Brut Reserva Corpinnat, Cava, Spain

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Llopart
    Wine Region Penedes
    Wine Classification Cava
    Wine Type Sparkling Wine
    Grape Variety Xarel·lo, Macabeu, Parellada
    Vintage 2018
    Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
    Maturity Drinking Now
    Body Mid Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 11.5%
    Bottle Type Champagne 75cl
    Serving Temperature 6-8°C
    Food Pairing Fish, Sushi, Paella
    Awards 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

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