The prestigious wine magazine Wine Spectator has revealed the Top 100 Wines of 2019, in which the Llopart Rosé Brut appears in position number 51st.
In this annual list, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100. The tasters reviewed more than 15,000 new releases in 2019; more than 6,250 of those scored 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. From that initial pool of wines, each bottle is evaluated for its combination of quality (based on score), value (price), availability (in the United States) and, most important, an exciting backstory, what they call the “X-factor”.
Llopart Rosé Brut has the Mediterranean red grape Monastrell as protagonist, which is grown organically at the family estate. This sparkling Brut, aged for more than 20 months on the lees, is described by Wine Spectator tasters as “elegant” with flavours of “nectarine and white cherry with pretty accents of ground ginger and pink grapefruit sorbet”.
Only one sparkling ranks higher than Llopart Rosé Brut: a sparkling wine made by Roederer Estate in California.
Wine Spectator has also given 90 points to the Llopart Reserva Brut 2016.