Cava Brut Rosé Reserva Llopart
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Cava Brut Rosé Reserva Llopart - 2019

Item # 14865 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $284.54/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This rosé Cava, a great alternative to Champagne, is a blend of Monastrell (aka Mourvedre) and Garnacha. Produced by the Llopart family, which has been producing wine in the Penedés region of Spain since the early 19th century, this Cava is packed with expressive red raspberry fruit and finishes with a spicy bite.


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Staff Pick Notes

Shimmering and delicate with a sharp focus, this rose is very attractive, and a great way to start the evening, but it's beauty isn't only skin deep. Llopart is one of nine producers who left the Cava DO to form the Corpinnat region (meaning the "heart of Penedès"). These producers are only permitted to make wines from one hundred percent organic, sustainable, hand-harvested vineyards within the Corpinnat territory. Their wines are then aged for a minimum of eighteen months. It's a quality-focused term that highlights what makes Cava unique from other sparkling wines. Llopart's brut rosé is made primarily with Monastrell, along with Garnacha and Pinot Noir. It has notes of white nectarine, sweet basil, and flowers and an exceptionally crisp texture.

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Spain

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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Monastrell

A Spanish synonym for the dark-skinned Mourvèdre grape.

Cava

Dry, delicious Cava is an excellent Champagne alternative. The best examples are aged on the lees (the spent yeast cells used in fermentation) and show complexity to rival that of the best Champagnes.


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