Cava Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2018
Organic sparkling wine from Conca del Riu Anoia. Xarel·lo, Parellada, Macabeo and Malvasia de Sitges aged for 18 months.
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This the new vintage of Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs, formerly known as L’Hereu Brut.
A single vineyard Spanish sparkling wine, the grapes come from Vinya del Llac, an over 40-year-old vineyard planted near a lake which naturally regulates the temperature of the area.
Belonging to the Conca de l'Anoia designation, it is made from a traditional Penedès blend, with Xarel·lo as the main ingredient, complemented with Macabeo and Parellada. Besides, the 2018 vintage also includes a droplet of Malvasia de Sitges.
Once in the cellar, the three varieties were separately fermented according to variety and origin. Then the blend was made and this sparkling wine from Conca de l'Anoia was bottled in order to complete secondary fermentation. Finally, Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2018 was aged for a minimum of 18 months in the bottle. No shipping liquor was added to the wine after disgorging it.
As with all of Raventós i Blanc wines, the disgorging date of this organic sparkling wine is printed on the back label.
The sparkling wine Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs has a straw yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
Clean, straightforward aromas of citrus and white fruit, combined with some herbal remembrances, white flowers and fine lees. This blend of Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada and Malvasia de Sitges has an elegant mineral background with some hints of dry fruit.
Fresh and scintillating, this sparkling wine by Raventós i Blanc is well-balanced and more complex than we expected. There are some original salty notes, and the ageing nuances become more noticeable. This organic sparkling wine has an excellent acidity and a long, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Extremely versatile, Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2018 is always appetising, both with or without food.
Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 2017:
Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada. Enterwine 90.
Raventós i Blanc L'Hereu Brut 2013:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 91. Parker 91.
Raventós i Blanc L'Hereu 2012:
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Wine from the Costa de l'Anoia|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Blanc de Blancs|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||18|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo, Parellada, Macabeo, Malvasía 5%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Cold meats, Combination of all types of foods, Cream pastries, Eggs, Fruit cake, Fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Grilled lamb, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Hamburgers , Lite cakes, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Pica Pica, Rice with fish, Roasted chicken, Roasted fish, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sushi, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Fresh and dry|