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Clàssic Penedès Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2017

Organic sparkling wine from Penedès. Blend of old-vines Xarel·lo and Chardonnay aged for 32 months.
Reserva. 32 meses en botella.
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay, Xarel·lo,
Wineries: Masia Can Mayol
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Availability: In stock

€16.90
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Produced by Masia Can Mayol under the Clàssic Penedès label, Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel is made from certified organic vineyards.

Virtually a varietal Xarel·lo, the grapes come from over 70-year-old vines planted in the Garraf mountain range, a limestone-rich subzone of DO Penedès. This Spanish sparkling wine is complemented with 8% Chardonnay.

As for the winemaking process, half of the Xarel·lo base wine was fermented in French oak barrels, and the other half completed the process in stainless steel tanks.

Then Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2017 was bottled, went through secondary fermentation and was aged for about 32 months in the cellar.

No shipping liquor was added to this organic sparkling wine after its disgorgement.

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Appearance

The sparkling wine Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel is medium yellow with some steely tinges.

Nose

This blend of Xarel·lo and Chardonnay is quite appealing. Notes of fresh pastry, lees and English custard, fruit - yellow apples, peaches, ripe apricots - with hints of white flowers and mineral suggestions.

Palate

Unctuous and velvety, this Loxarel sparkling wine from Masia Can Mayol has a substantial body and a rewarding sensation of freshness, enhanced by a tense acidity. There are notes of toast and pastry, alongside some fine lees and fruit compote, nicely intertwined with some tiny, caressing bubbles. Long, pleasantly bitter finish.

Our personal opinion

Crisp and nicely balanced, Refugi Brut Nature Reserva Loxarel 2017 is a delicious organic sparkler which can perfectly accompany a multi-course meal.

OTHER VINTAGES

Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2013:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92.

Year 2017
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Clàssic Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 4-6ºC
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Ageing Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 32
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Xarel·lo 92%, Chardonnay 8%.
Pairings Aperitif, Cooked foods, Fish and vegitables, Fruit cake, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Poultry, Rice with meat, Rosted piglet, White meat with gravy
Taste Creamy with fine bubbles, Silky and intense
Occasion Aperitif, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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Another fabulously priced sparkling wine from Catalonia. Chard brings smoothness and Xar provides the flesh. A very pleasurable bubbly indeed.
Review by (Posted on 3 April 2019)
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