The new vintage of Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2013 is made from certified organic vineyards.
The wine is mainly made from old, over 70-year-old Xarel.lo vines planted in the Garraf Natural Park, a beautiful environment located south of Barcelona. The blend is complemented with a touch of Chardonnay.
A portion of the Xarel.lo wine was fermented in 300-litre oak barrels.
After the completion of both fermentations, Refugi Brut Nature was aged for 3 years in the cellar.
Drink now until 2020.
Clean, bright, pale yellow colour with some steely tinges.
Notes of fresh pastry, lees, English custard, white fruit, sugar-dipped fruit, white flowers and mineral. Elegant and well-balanced Spanish sparkling wine.
Unctuous and velvety, with a substantial body and a rewarding sensation of freshness, enhanced by a tense acidity. Notes of toast, fine lees and fruit compote, nicely intertwined with some tiny, caressing bubbles. Long, pleasantly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Refugi Brut Nature Reserva Loxarel 2013 is a well-balanced organic sparkler that conveys a sensation of freshness and purity.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Cava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||30|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
Another fabulously priced sparkling wine from Catalonia. Chard brings smoothness and Xar provides the flesh. A very pleasurable bubbly indeed.