Clàssic Penedès Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2017
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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.
The sparkling wine Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel is medium yellow with some steely tinges.
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.
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.
Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2015:
Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2013:
Enterwine 92. Parker 92.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Clàssic Penedès|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||32|
|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|