The Llopart family has been growing grapes since 1385, proven by a document written in Latin that is kept in the family’s archive proving a transfer of land to Bernardus Leopardi, one of the family’s ancestors, located on the winery’s present estate, known as Can Llopart de Subirats. Over the following centuries, the family dedicated themselves to the cultivation of grapevines, wheat, and olive trees, until the late 1800’s when they committed themselves wholly to grape growing. After years of tests, the family finally released their first Cava, produced in the estate’s old masia, or country house, in 1887.
In the 1950’s the family status as a premier cava producer was solidified, when Pere Llopart i Vilarós revolutionized the operation and consolidated the production of small quantity, high quality sparkling wine, produced in the methode champenoise style.
|PROPRIETORS||The Llopart family|
(SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)
The unique Les Flandes vineyards are located on the Llopart Family Estate, in Subirats, Alt Penedès. It is part of the terroir named Clos dels Costers, one of the four areas into which the estate is divided, situated at the western end of the Ordal Mountains. It is located at an altitude of 380 meters. Their estate sits on a limestone mantle with a surface soil that is a mixture of clay and siliceous components. The vineyards are cared for with the most traditional organic methods possible. Due to the primitive sea inlet that expanded and retreated several times, we find layers of marine fossils, coral reefs, and sediment strata from old cliffs, rivers, deltas and small lagoons.