“The secret life of plants” is the new project that covers the Llopart’s still wines production and image. With this concept we want to convey our fascination and respect for the mysterious world of plants: living beings with sophisticated sensitivities, strategies and survival mechanisms.
We want to continue learning about the life of the vines, how they feed and grow, how they fight for survival interacting with the natural environment, and how they create, in the form of fruit, the natural aromas, flavours and colours that will be the raw material for our wines. We wish to get to know the vine in depth in order to bring out its numerous essences.
Clos dels Fòssils
As part of this project, the Clos dels Fòssils white wine is revamping its image and emphasizing the bond between the vines and the very special terroir where the mountain vineyards of the Llopart family estate have their roots. With the new label we wanted to highlight the influence of the subsoil (limestone with the presence of marine fossils from the Miocene epoch) as a nutritional substrate for the vine (the Xarel·lo varietal) that will give the fruit, and the future wine made from it, a unique personality.
The following is written on the wine’s back label in reference to this:
putting down roots,
taking nourishment and
assimilating the limestone subsoil at the
Llopart Family Estate;
a terroir packed with fossils
from an ancient sea
Clos dels Fòssils is a Xarel·lo white wine that has been aged in Allier oak barrels with touches of acacia for 7 months with some battonage carried out on the fine lees to give the wine greater depth and creaminess.
The nose combines the freshness of the primary aromas of white fruit and stone fruit with notes of roasted nuts and dried leaves. On the palate, the wine is very well balanced, structured and glyceric. The barrel ageing is perfectly integrated and the wine shows a perfect balance between nervousness and volume.