Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2020
Region: Catalunya, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 45% Xarel-lo 40% Macabeo 12% Parellada 3% Malvasía de Sitges
Notes: Vegan, vegetarian, certified organic
On the nose are fresh notes of citrus, with hints of Mediterranean herbs. The palate is beautifully balanced, with a round, full mouthfeel and a fresh and persistent finish.
Raventós i Blanc’s 50 hectares of vines are located in the Conca del Riu Anoia in Alt Penedès. Biodynamic principles are adhered to, using manure from the farm's animals as the base for the compost. The climate here is Mediterranean with mild winters and warm, dry summers. The estate is surrounded by three mountain ranges: Sierra Litoral in the east, which acts as a rain shadow from the wetter coastal areas, Montserrat in the north and Sierra d'en Compte in the west, both providing wind breaks and cooling temperatures from the Pyrenees. The vineyards are divided into 44 plots, depending on the different soils and microclimates. The fruit for this wine is sourced mainly from the La Plana vineyard. These are the estate’s youngest vines, grown on clay-loam soils with a large amount of fossils. This gently sloping vineyard sits at 120-170 metres above sea level.
Raventós i Blanc is owned by one of Spain’s historic winemaking families with a viticultural tradition dating back to 1497. Josep Raventós Fatjó produced Spain’s first traditional method sparkling wine in 1872 from estate-grown Xarel-lo and his descendant, Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc, became a key figure in Spanish wine.