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Ex·Vite·Vita (Life stems from the vine)
The winegrowing tradition of the Llopart family has been rooted in the family Estate in Subirats since the XIV Century. Their 95 hectares of ecologically cultivated mountain vineyards are located on shady slopes on the highest areas of the Penedés. Llopart have been producing quality sparkling wines for more than 130 years, strongly defending the traditional method and craftsmanship of the wine, with respect for sustainability and always seeking the authenticity of lengthy ageing.
Viticulturists since 1385, Sparkling wines since 1887
The Llopart family has been growing grapes since 1385, proven by a document written in Latin that is kept in the family’s archive proving a transfer of land to Bernardus Leopardi, one of the family’s ancestors, located on the winery’s present estate, known as Can Llopart de Subirats. Over the following centuries, the family dedicated themselves to the cultivation of grapevines, wheat, and olive trees, until the late 1800’s when they committed themselves wholey to grape growing. After years of tests, the family finally released their first Cava, produced in the estate’s old masia, or country house, in 1887.
In the 1950’s the family status as a premier cava producer was solidified, when Pere Llopart i Vilarós revolutionized the operation and consolidated the production of small quantity, high quality sparkling wine, produced in the methode champenoise style.
Quality wines from the heart of the Penedès
Llopart is famous for the quality of their unique, low production sparkling wines, which express the terroir of their unique location. Their estate sits on a limestone mantle with a surface soil that is a mixture of clay and siliceous components. The vineyards are cared for with the most traditional organic methods possible.
Llopart is a founder member of the new Brand, CORPINNAT, which stand for a collective European Union Brand established with the aim of distinguishing great sparkling wines made in the heart of the Penedès, from 100% organic manual harvest, 100% vinified on the premises of the winery and long ageing.
One fine body…