Clàssic Penedès Loxarel 109 Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2006
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After a meticulous vinification carried out following the traditional Champenoise method, this long aged Cava was aged for 109 months prior to its commercial release.The reverence for tradition, though, stopped there.
First, this Clàssic Penedès wine was not disgorged before its bottling, which means that all of its fermentation lees are still inside. The cork and the metallic cap are the same that were put on the bottle when it began its long ageing process, more than 10 years ago.
The bottle also retains the patina accumulated for more than a decade, as the chief winemaker took the decision of selling the wine with the layer of dust that bears witness to the wine's long ageing process. This is why the wine comes wrapped in opaque paper.
Thence, Loxarel 109 Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2006 is a wine sold, so to speak, completely "raw".
Production of only 1,000 bottles.
The sparkler Loxarel 109 Gran Reserva Brut Nature is slightly turbid, as it was not filtered before its bottling. This Brut Nature Reserva has a bright, pale golden colour with straw yellow tinges.
Enticing nose of remarkable complexity. Baked apples, dried apricots, sweet peaches, yeasts, butter, toasted bread and cocoa. After more than 109 months, this blend of Xarel·lo and Chardonnay is so fresh it is hard to believe that, by now, it has been aged for more than a decade. Lemon rind, some salty touches, dry flowers, and a mineral, chalky sensation.
Harmonious and ever-evolving, Loxarel 109 of Masia Can Mayol is also fruit-driven and very lively. English cream, ripe white fruit, vanilla, dry fruit, aniseed, fennel, aromatic herbs, orange rind, some touches of honey, notes of pastry and even mineral undertones. The body is creamy and silky, acidity is great, and bubbles are nicely integrated, almost imperceptible. Very long, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent Clàssic Penedès, the sparkling wine Loxarel 109 Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2006 combines audacity and elegance in a seamless manner. Truly impressive.
Loxarel 109 Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2004:
Enterwine 95. Parker 94.
Loxarel 109 Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2002:
Parker 95. Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Other denominations|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||109|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo 90%, Chardonnay 10%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Caviar, Mushrooms, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, Stew, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Fresh and dry|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|