2011 Can Mayol Loxarel "MM" Gran Reserva Brut Nature Penedes SKU #1311280

$24.99

RP 91
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K&L Notes

Can Mayol, which bottles under the trademarked name "Loxarel," is a winery that has been farming organically for more than a decade. The Mitjan family, owners of Can Mayol, also employ some biodynamic treatments. They keep animals, including chickens, a horse and a donkey named Garnatxa. While the focus is on "Brut Nature" (no dosage added) sparkling wine production, they also produce some very interesting still wines as well. In their chalky, high altitude vineyards (above 2,400 feet for their highest vines, among the highest in the Penedès D.O.), Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive and pick up an incredible minerality, which makes these wines wonderfully distinctive and very exciting to drink. This consists of 60% Pinot Noir, but the winery still chooses to label MM as a Blanc de Noirs given the predominance of PN in the blend. This has the requisite Pinot Noir round, fleshy fruit and mouthfeel, but with mouth watering chalkiness as well! As with all their other wines we carry, MM is bottled Brut Nature, so what you are tasting is the product of distinctive, organically farmed fruit on a great calcareous site, fermented dry and aged on its lees for over 6 years — without any added sugar. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    12/14/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A blanc de Noir of Pinot Noir and the red skin Xarel-lo Vermell, this is actually an oeuil de perdrix, light coppery pink color. Flavors are precise, with red currant, fennel and subtle herbs, an underlying calcareous minerality and a wonderfully elegant bead. Super classy stuff for under $25. Maybe about seven years ago, I tasted a few of the bubblies from Loxarel at a Spanish wine trade show. Ever since then I have been hooked. I have consumed so many bottles across their dizzying array of products, and built up so much product conviction along the way, that I would put these up against any sparkling wines in the store.

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