Denominacion de Origen
Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Subirats, Alta Penedès
60% Monastrell, 20% Garnatxa, 20% Pinot Noir
The Llopart family owns 95 Ha. of mountain vineyards in the Alta Penedès, in the heart of CORPINNAT.
100% certified organic mountain viticulture that is carried out completely manually without any mechanization. Vineyards planted both on high density trellises as well as spur pruned goblet bush vines.
Limestone rich calcareous clay soils intermixed with gravel
High altitude Mediterranean climate, characterized by a dramatic diurnal shift
The Llopart does an extremely gentle press in a vertical basket press. Maximum permitted yields of must per weight of grapes is 66.66% - the Llopart family does not extract past 45-50%. The semi-unpressed grapes are sold off to a local cooperative. The must ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and is aged sur lie for four months before being returned to bottle. The secondary fermentation is carried out in the bottle in underground cellars.
The wine is aged in the bottle on the lees following the secondary fermentation for a minimum of 20 months. The Llopart family hand riddles and disgorges their Gran Reservas and limited bottlings while the Brut Nature, Brut Rosé, and Brut Reserva are mechanically riddled and disgorged.
The Llopart family were granted their family estate in 1385, making them one of the oldest growers in Penedès. They founded their company for the production of sparkling wines in 1887, making them the second oldest house for sparkling wine in Spain, and the oldest family-owned sparkling wine house in the country. They own 500 Ha of land, 95 of which are planted to organically certified vineyards. In 2017, Llopart became one of the six founding members of CORPINNAT, an new recognized classification for premium organically farmed sparkling wines from heart of Penedès. Llopart were pioneers in the production of Rosé sparkling wines and were one of the first producers to make rosé sparkling from exclusively red varieties.