Raventos i Blanc De la Finca 2020

Raventos i Blanc De la Finca 2020

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Raventos i Blanc De la Finca 2020

Region: Catalunya, Spain

Vintage: 2020

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: 50% Xarel-lo 40% Macabeo 10% Parellada

ABV: 12%

Notes: Vegan, vegetarian, certified organic

On the nose this wine is fruity with hints of citrus, toast and pastry. On the palate, it is expressive, elegant and fresh, with a distinctive mineral note and a long, impressive 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 grapes for De la Finca come from old vines in the Vinya dels Fòssils plot. This vineyard sits at 170-190 metres above sea level, where grey clay top soils sit above sandy subsoils containing small fragments of marine fossils. The vines are trained in both Goblet and double Royat trellising systems.

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.