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Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2015

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€13.50
Certifcación ecológica Agricultura biodinámica

Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2015

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 32 meses en botella.
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 12.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

Availability: In stock

€13.50
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Details

As usual, the new vintage of Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel is made from certified organic vineyards.

Produced by Masia Can Mayol under the Clàssic Penedès label, this organic sparkling wine is virtually a single varietal Xarel·lo coming from old, over 70-year-old vines planted in the Garraf mountain range, a beautiful environment located south of Barcelona. The Xarel·lo 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 rest in stainless steel tanks.

Then Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2015 was bottled, completed secondary fermentation, and was aged for about 32 months in the cellar.

No shipping liquor was added to this Clàssic Penedès sparkler after its disgorgement.

Additional Information

Appearance

The sparkling wine Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel has a clean, bright, pale yellow colour with some steely tinges.

Nose

This organic sparkler from Loxarel is quite enticing. Notes of fresh pastry, lees, English custard, fruit - yellow apples, peaches, ripe apricots - with hints of white flowers and some mineral suggestions.

Palate

Unctuous and velvety, with a substantial body and a rewarding sensation of freshness, enhanced by a tense acidity, typical of Xarel·lo. There are notes of toast and pastry, Chardonnay's trademark, 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 2015 is a delicious organic sparkler which will perfectly accompany a whole meal, from aperitif to dessert.

OTHER VINTAGES

Refugi Brut Nature Reserva de Loxarel 2013:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92.

Year 2015
Type of Sparkling Wine Brut nature
Denomination of Origin (DO) Cava
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 4-6ºC
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Number of months aged in the bottle 32
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal 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
  1. refugi sparkling review by Davide Mora on 4/3/2019
    Value

    Another fabulously priced sparkling wine from Catalonia. Chard brings smoothness and Xar provides the flesh. A very pleasurable bubbly indeed.

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