Made from the Xarel·lo (60%) and Macabeo (40%) varieties, grown in vineyards aged over 60 years old, Llopart Ex Vite Brut has a very limited production run of 5,300 bottles a year. Its "coupage" is carried out with reserve wines matured in oak barrels and it spends a minimum of 84 months ageing in bottle. The result is a bright straw-gold coloured Cava, with a very fine mousse and beads slowly released to form a crown. It exudes a potent and elegant aroma that reveals dried fruits and nuts, along with toasty, balsamic and smoky notes. It shows fullness on the palate and is very flavoursome, with a smooth and lingering aftertaste.
What does this wine taste like?
|Pale gold / Bright / Fine and slow-rising bubbles|
|Powerful / Elegant / Smoky notes / Balsamic notes / Toasty notes / Tertiary aromas / Baked apple / Quince / Caramel|
|Full / Fresh / Fruit aromas / Dried out fruit / Balsamic notes / Aniseed notes / Pleasant finish / Smooth / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Ratings and awards
|2008||92 PK||94 PN|
A terrific fizz, a world away from the (frankly often thin and acidic) cheap entry-level Cavas that are so frequently found on supermarket shelves. Worth the premium price.
Gran vino espumoso
Una grata sorpresa encontrar un vino en un punto tan bueno, fresco, buen color, burbuja fina y muy agradable
|Ageing period||84 months|
Les Flandes dels Casots
|Vine age||60 years|
|Yields||Very low yields|
Ex Vite Vita. 'Life comes from the vine', the definition of a winery with deep roots in the land and centuries of tradition. Committed exclusively to wine production since the 18th Century, although dedicated to vine growing since 1385, Llopart is today a key name in the world of Cava, not only due to its excellent products (with the first dating back to 1887), but also for having been one of the definitive driving forces behind the recognition of Cava as a product of prestige...