Produced by Caves Llopart, one of Penedès' oldest wineries, the singularity of this organic Spanish white wine comes from the soil in which the vines grow. It has a limestone stratum of marine origin with an abundance of marine fossils which gives the wine a deep minerality and an interesting saline quality.
Harvested at an optimal ripening state, the grapes were cold-soaked, gently crushed and put into stainless steel tanks, where they were fermented using only indigenous yeasts. Then Llopart Clos dels Fòssils 2017 was macerated on its lees, transferred into French oak barrels and aged there for 4 months.
The white wine from Penedès Clos del Fòssils has a straw yellow colour with golden iridiscences and some grey tinges.
Delicate and complex, this blend of Chardonnay & Xarel.lo displays aromas of white fruit, honey and ripe pineapple along with notes of dry fruit, toast, nutmeg and some smokey hints. The wine continuously evolves in the glass.
The palate of this organic white wine by Cavas Llopart is yummy and fresh. Ripe pears, honey and quince. Some refreshing citrus notes, some saline touches and delicate hints of smoke and toast. Quite precise, with a good balance between acidity and sweetness. Long mineral aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
An original organic white wine from Penedès, Llopart Clos dels Fòssils 2017 pairs beautifully with a well-laid cheese platter.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Chardonnay 65%, Xarel·lo 35%|
|Pairings||Blue cheeses, Boullabaise, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Stew|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
Successful blend of creamy, unctuous, sexy Chardonnay, with a touch of Xarello that gives thrust, acidity and bite to the wine. Highly recommended.