Loxarel

Gran Reserva Familair Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Nature Reserva Xarel-lo

9.012 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Cava, Catalunya, Spain
Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada
Top Notes For
Martin Redmond

Pale straw yellow color with plenty of very active tiny bubbles. On the nose it shows quince, stone fruit, hazelnut, pastry dough, dried herb and chalk aromas with a hint of citrus. On the palate it shows a very creamy delicate mousse with quince, apricot, peach, flavors with hint of lemon curd flavors with an appealing chalky, lemony, minerality. Long finish. It's a blend of organic Chardonnay, Xarel-lo, and Macabeo grapes from high altitude vineyards in Penedes. Aged in contact with the lees in bottle for 50 months with no dosage. It's not Cava, it's Sparkling Penedes Espumoso

Pale straw yellow color with plenty of very active tiny bubbles. On the nose it shows quince, stone fruit, hazelnut, pastry dough, dried herb and chalk aromas with a hint of citrus. On the palate it shows a very creamy delicate mousse with quince, apricot, peach, flavors with hint of lemon curd flavors with an appealing chalky, lemony, minerality. Long finish. It's a blend of organic Chardonnay, Xarel-lo, and Macabeo grapes from high altitude vineyards in Penedes. Aged in contact with the lees in bottle for 50 months with no dosage. It's not Cava, it's Sparkling Penedes Espumoso

Apr 10th, 2016
Gordon Walker

Kinda floral, aldehydic character

Kinda floral, aldehydic character

Aug 30th, 2013
Martin Redmond

Pale straw yellow color with plenty of very active tiny bubbles. On the nose it shows quince, stone fruit, hazelnut, pastry dough, dried herb and chalk aromas with a hint of citrus. On the palate it shows a very creamy delicate mousse with quince, apricot, peach, flavors with hint of lemon curd flavors with an appealing chalky, lemony, minerality. Long finish. It's a blend of organic Chardonnay, Xarel-lo, and Macabeo grapes from high altitude vineyards in Penedes. Aged in contact with the lees in bottle for 50 months with no dosage. It's not Cava, it's Sparkling Penedes Espumoso

Pale straw yellow color with plenty of very active tiny bubbles. On the nose it shows quince, stone fruit, hazelnut, pastry dough, dried herb and chalk aromas with a hint of citrus. On the palate it shows a very creamy delicate mousse with quince, apricot, peach, flavors with hint of lemon curd flavors with an appealing chalky, lemony, minerality. Long finish. It's a blend of organic Chardonnay, Xarel-lo, and Macabeo grapes from high altitude vineyards in Penedes. Aged in contact with the lees in bottle for 50 months with no dosage. It's not Cava, it's Sparkling Penedes Espumoso

Apr 9th, 2016
Daniel K

Up front fruity style sparking. Lemon, tangerine, great QPR. Disgorged 11/16.

Up front fruity style sparking. Lemon, tangerine, great QPR. Disgorged 11/16.

Nov 24th, 2017
Lolis Elie

This wine rivals a lesser Champagne in roundness and complexity. Red fruits a few days ago have given way to celery notes and all spice.

This wine rivals a lesser Champagne in roundness and complexity. Red fruits a few days ago have given way to celery notes and all spice.

Jun 18th, 2016
Mike Reis

Cicerone Monk's Kettle & Abbot's Cellar, Beer Writer SeriousEats

9.4

Mike had this 3 years ago

Mike had this 3 years ago

Jun 25th, 2014
Paul Truszkowski aka Vinophil

Paul had this 4 years ago

Paul had this 4 years ago

Dec 16th, 2013
Lolis Elie

Lolis had this 4 months ago

Lolis had this 4 months ago

Aug 12th, 2017
Jaume Claramunt

Jaume had this a year ago

Jaume had this a year ago

Aug 24th, 2016
Joshua Baker

Joshua had this 2 years ago

Joshua had this 2 years ago

Jul 15th, 2015