Corpinnat Llopart Llegat Familiar 2008
Brut Nature Corpinnat sparkling wine. Old-vines Xarel·lo aged in the bottle for 13 years minimum.
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The top-shelf Spanish sparkling wine of the prestigious Cavas Llopart winery, Llopart Llegat Familiar bears the label of the Corpinnat association of producers.
A truly world-class sparkler, it is made solely from Xarel·lo grapes sourced from a single vineyard with calcareous and sandy-clay soils, called Viña del Paulino, planted in 1935 in the heart of Penedès.
The over 80-year-old vines were harvested by hand, after which the grapes were vinified following the traditional method.
First, they were fermented under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. After that, this Corpinnat organic sparkling wine completed secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Then the sparkling wine Llopart Llegat Familiar 2008 was aged for 156 months minimum, during which period the lees were coup de poignée stirred every 4-5 months.
After being manually disgorged, this Corpinnat Brut Nature was aged for 6 months before being released onto the market.
Only 937 bottles produced.
The sparkling wine Llopart Llegat Familiar is pale yellow with some golden reflections.
Amazingly complex and impressively refined, this varietal Xarel·lo suggests white fruit, lime peel, liquorice and anissed, with hints of white flowers, a leesy note and a mineral and floral undercurrent.
Sleek, textured and linear, this sparkling wine of Cavas Llopart has an floral and mineral core and some pear and nutty flavours, with herbs de Provence and hints of fine lees, ginger and tea tree leaves. Bubbles are exquisitely integrated, and acidity is top-notch, with a very long, elegantly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Undoubtedly, Llopart Llegat Familiar 2008 is one of the best sparkling wines produced in Spain.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Corpinnat|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||156|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Birds, Boullabaise, Caviar, Cream pastries, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oysters, Poultry, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted foods, Smoked foods, Sweet pastries, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|