Can Mayol Loxarel "999" Brut Nature Rosat Penedes
Wine & Spirits
There’s intriguing complexity to this firmly structured rosé, a meaty wine that’s dry without feeling tannic. The mousse is finely integrated into the flavor, set to lift the flavors of duck confit or roast quail.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Loxarel 999 Rosat is made up of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Trepat. Salmon pink in color with persistent small bubbles, it is a tasty wine best used as an aperitif.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Orange-pink. Musky red fruits, herbs and flowers on the nose, along with a hint of underbrush. Taut redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are braced by gentle acidity, ultimately showing a slight tartness. The brisk, dry-edged finish features good persistence and an echo of bitter cherry skin.
Good on the nose, with solid raspberry and nectarine aromas. The palate is spunky and alert, with juicy red-cherry, rhubarb and integrated spice flavors. It’s mostly a clean, basic, easy-to-drink bubbly, but it’s persistent, harmonious and commendable. Pinot Noir with Trepat is the grape mix.
Can Mayol is one of our favorite Spanish direct import properties. Working organically, and employing biodynamic treatments as well on their property, they produce sparkling Penedes wines of real expression and stunning purity. The 999 is a blend of Pinot Noir and Xarel-lo, full of crisp, tangy red fruit flavors and without a hint of sugar (dosage) added. If you like your bubbly dry, this is one to try! Very interesting, delicious, and a real overachiever at under $13! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)