The Secret Life of Plants is a project that involves the creation of still wines and must by the Llopart Winery.
With this concept we wish to convey our admiration for the mysterious world of plants: living beings with sophisticated and fascinating sensitivities, strategies and mechanisms allowing them to adapt to their environment.
L’Heretat Can Llopart de Subirats, with its 100 hectares of mountain vineyards and 400 hectares of Mediterranean forest and wild vegetation, forms a balanced, high biodiversity, agroforestry ecosystem, which helps us sustain the healthy and dynamic development of our vineyards in full harmony with the natural environment.
Clos dels Fòssils
Grape variety: Xarel·lo.
Depth and smoothness.
A fusion of fruit with toasted notes
from its fermentation in Allier oak
barrels with a touch of acacia.
A harmonious and subtle fusion of barrel fermentation and fruit
grown in vineyards planted in a Miocene subsoil which is blessed with an abundance of marine fossils.
Vinya del Rosendo (2002) Xarel·lo which can be found in the Clos dels Fòssils area of the Heretat.
Terroir with a thin layer of siliceous clay where a stratum of rocky limestone emerges with bountiful marine fossil remains, forming terraces and slopes oriented to the Northwest.
Production: 4,500 kg of grapes per hectare.
Plants are the only living things that make their own food. They produce organic material from water, carbon dioxide and minerals found in the environment. Roots, in addition to anchoring the plant, are collectors by absorption of the materials found on the land where they find themselves and, at the same time, accumulators of nutrient reserves to enable the plant to face periods of stress. The vine operates like an alchemist, bringing back to life minerals from fossilized organisms in the subsoil of our terroirs.
“Vines rooting in, nourishing and assimilating the calcareous subsoil,
sown with fossils from an ancient 16-million-year-old sea.”
An energetic dance of flowers and fresh fruits that conveys us to the origin of the wine: the grapes.
A seductive combination of varieties that offer a broad aromatic and gustatory experience, that is difficult to forget.
Vineyards located in the central area of the estate, specifically the Xarel·lo of the Simón Vineyard (2004)
along with Muscat from the Torrota Vineyard (2001) in the Clos dels Costers area
and the Subirat Parent variety, from the Lluís vineyard (2008) at the Clos del Rocallís area.
Vitis Vinífera is a plant from the Vitaceae family, which has evolved through developing characteristics associated with shrubs and fruit trees. The master formula that plants use when making fruit basically contains water, sugars, acids and hundreds of fixed and volatile molecular compounds, all elementary rewarders for sensory receptors. In the different varieties of grapes we find a broad and lush array of aromas that evoke floral, citric, tropical, aromatic or spicy connotations.
“Vines capturing solar energy and making plant essences.
Vines blessed by the exceptional nocturnal
thermal contrast of Heretat Can Llopart de Subirats.”
Two historic varieties, Sumoll and garnatxa, breathe life into this rosé wine aged in ceramic vessels.
Intense in colour and delicately fresh on the palate; this wine revives the stature of the Penedès rosés.
Vineyards located in the Clos dels Costers, the highest area of the estate, formed by terraces minimizing the differences in levels.
Sumoll from the Alzina vineyard (1980) and Grenache from the Clot de les Arnes (1999) and the Silet vineyard (1980).
Fleshy fruits are the sophisticated medium developed by many plants in order to better disperse their seeds. They compete with other plants to attract the appetite of animals, using them as transporters and dispersers of the seeds away from the mother plant, in favour of conquering new territories. To attract the animals’ senses, in addition to pleasing flavours, the different strains synthesize seductive vegetable pigments in the skin of the grapes, in the red-violet range, known as anthocyanins. These are most striking and cause the plant to stand out in the environment.
“Vines coloring their seductive fruits.
In chromatic harmony with the lush natural environment.
Wine refined in clay vessels.”
At Llopart we have set ourselves the challenge
of making a different wine every year.
A wine that will be surprising and enigmatic, that will
stimulate all the senses.
All wines offer enigmas that need to be deciphered. Every sensory stimulus we receive when we enjoy a wine is an invitation to immerse ourselves in the profile of the terroir, in the climatological data, in the viticultural practices and in the cultural and oenological knowledge that have made it possible. The main perceptual notes of a wine are a gift from the different strains. We are the beneficiaries of a magical transmutation of inorganic matter into delicious fruit.
“Ephemeral microvinification, the result of experimentation
and dabbling with the grapes from the mountain
vineyards of the Heretat Can Llopart.”
A unique rosé with a beautiful, delicate onion skin colour. Tasty white fruit and juicy nectarines. An inscrutable rustic touch. An enigmatic game that has one curious about the variety from which this new wine was created; which Llopart has expressly not revealed. A question mark that dominates the label. Initially, I thought it might be a red Xarel·lo, due to its rusticity. Its alcohol content, however, suggested that it may also be a red Grenache vinified in white with very little maceration, or even a grey Grenache.
A wine that has its own hashtag seems to me to be a great statement of intent. It is also evocative of a great film: “The Secret Life of Words” by Isabel Coixet. As consumers, we love the singularity, uniqueness and beauty of authentic microvinifications. And even more so if they emerge from experimenting with grapes from the mountain vineyards of Heretat Can Llopart in Subirats del Penedès. A vegan wine that has come to stay, even if its blend is ephemeral and a limited edition; which makes it even more delicious. Especially this 12º one from 2019 with a run of 1,950 bottles that greet us with a question mark on the label. After all, it is true that each bottle is a blank sheet filled with sensations. As we slowly empty a bottle, it fills us with impressions. In the glass, its colour is also a riddle. Is it a rosé? Is it a white left in contact with the skins? A red xarel·lo? Whatever, it is an adorable and very instagramable peach skin colour. The nose has an aroma of peach along with a certain minerality, a hint of dried fruits and a sought-after oxidation, as well as a freshness due to it having been picked at the moment of its maturity.
On the palate it is still, but full of energy, although this is well focused on white fruit and strawberries. It fills the palate with freshness, as if the wine had been aged in amphora. This is also noticeable in the nose. It has a long finish due to its sharpness.
So, I’m not going to dare say what variety it is, although I think I know, but this is an ideal wine for a #winelover #winegeek & #winenerd as the result of a conscious viticulture and an oenology that is both historic and, at the same time so appreciated today.
Pink onion-skin in colour, fresh and elegant on the palate, with a hint of smoke in the finish, which is very interesting and enigmatic!!! None of your expectations, at first glance, ends up being fulfilled either in the nose or in the mouth. An astonishing wine!!!
When the earth tells us its secrets.
Little did I think that the first enigma of this wine would be its colour, it is so difficult to place. It’s between an onion skin rosé, a white made from reds and a brisat (skin contact white) in a clay vessel. Whatever the truth is, this already makes it a singular wine that immediately arouses interest and a desire to taste it, in order to find out more of its secrets.
On the palate, far from providing clarification, the enigma deepens. The earthy textures combined with the freshness of an orangey citrus, add to its tactile intensity and to the sensations produced by the tannins. This a truly daring wine, a fun romp for the senses, inviting us to continue enjoying it until the very last drop, while continuing to seek for the key to its enigma.
Must from Xarel·lo grapes, in solidarity with the Joan Petit Foundation for Children with Cancer.
Without additives and with 0% alcohol.
A liquid vegetable, the pure essence of the fruit of the earth.
The candor of the xarel·lo variety. Grapes, in their purest form, become must.
Xarel·lo from the vineyards of Joan del Pep (2007) in Clos dels Costers.
We are collaborating with the Friends of the Joan Petit Foundation for Children with Cancer by contributing the profits made by selling Most Flor by Llopart.
This foundation aims to raise funds for research, support and care for children with cancer and their families and is linked to the Hospitals of Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona, Sant Pau and Bellvitge.
“A liquid vegetable, the pure essence of the fruit of the earth.”