New Leopardi Magnum
The double-bottle format is released as part of the commemoration of 40 years of the iconic sparkling wine
Subirats, February 2023. Llopart has presented the new Leopardi Brut Nature 2016 vintage in Magnum format, now available in a limited edition of 688 bottles. This iconic Llopart Corpinnat is released in this new format coinciding with the celebration of the sparkling wine’s 40th anniversary. “It is one of our wines with the longest history, both for the years it has been on the market and for what it symbolizes: this tradition of more than 600 years of dedication to our family’s vineyard,” explains Josep Maria Llopart, a member of the winery’s 26th generation of winemakers.
New releases from the Enoteca Familiar
Leopardi Magnum is a Corpinnat Brut Nature, a blend of the three native varieties Xarel·lo, Macabeu, and Parellada, organically grown and hand-harvested, aged for more than 60 months in the bottle. “The magnum is perfect for long aging: in this double bottle, the wine manages to express many more nuances and offers a slower and more perennial evolution”, explains Pere Llopart, winemaker and winegrower of the winery.
Llopart Leopardi Magnum comes from the Llopart Enoteca Familiar (Family Wine Cellar), bottles reserved in the cellar that highlight the extraordinary aging potential of the wines of this winery. Llopart released a selection of these bottles from the Ex·Vite, Original 1887, and Leopardi vintages, which were presented in the Vertical Collection format. This Enoteca Familiar also holds vintages of Llegat Familiar, the winery’s longest-aged Corpinnat, as well as other sparkling wines that have not yet been disclosed.
Leopardi’s 40 years of history
Llopart Leopardi was first released in 1983 and emerged, at that time, as one of the longest-aging sparkling wines in the market: elegant and delicate. It owes its name to the family’s first winemaking ancestor, Bernardus Leopardi, documented in a 1385 parchment preserved in the Llopart archive.