The Llopart family, based in Subirats (San Sadurni d’Anoia), farm 250 acres of vines at their estate, while most of the rest of the 1,200 acres is devoted to forest. This is the Lloparts’ flagship sparkling wine, an estate selection focused on xarel-lo and macabeo along with 15 percent parellada, aged on the lees for 82 months or longer. That bottle aging shows in delicate layers of flavor—what one taster described as “a graceful, tranquil force.” Sleek and clean, it brings fresh vanilla bean scents and notes of orange, lemon and Brazil nut together in a wine rich enough for lobster.
Fine Estates from Spain, Dedham, MA
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This story appears in the print issue of August 2021.
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