Cava Raventós i Blanc de La Finca 2019
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This exceedingly interesting Spanish sparkling wine comes from a single vineyard located in a privileged area of Penedès. The place is so special that it has been granted its own geographical indication, Vino de la Tierra Conca de l'Anoia.
More specifically, Raventós i Blanc De La Finca was produced from grapes coming solely from Vinya dels Fòssils. As its name suggests, the main feature of the site is a soil full of marine fossils. That fact brings to the wine a distinctive, saline minerality.
This wine is made from a blend of 60% Xarel·lo, 30% Macabeo and 10% Parellada, sorted from 8 plots farmed following biodynamic procedures.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then the blend was made, after which this Brut Nature Gran Reserva sparkling wine was bottled in order to complete secondary fermentation.
Finally, Raventós i Blanc De La Finca 2019 was aged for a minimum of 30 months in the cellar.
Interestingly, the first vintage of this organic sparkling wine was the last one crafted by Mr. Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc, the founder of the winery, before his demise.
The sparkling wine Raventós i Blanc De La Finca is medium straw with some greyish glints.
Elegant and well-defined, this blend of Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada conveys aromas of white fruit, peaches and apricots, with suggestions of aromatic herbs, white flowers, pastry, dry fruit and garrigue.
Crisp and textured, this sparkler from Raventós i Blanc has some creamy, tiny bubbles and a sensational acidity. Complex notes of green almonds, citrus peel, lime, hazelnuts and Mediterranean underbrush, with a salty touch. Long, slightly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
After drinking the enticing Raventós i Blanc de la Finca Brut 2019, you might want to reserve some bottles for the next years to witness its evolution.
Raventós i Blanc de la Finca 2018:
Enterwine 92. Decanter WWA 2022 - 91 points & Silver Medal.
Raventós i Blanc de la Finca 2017:
Enterwine 92. Decanter WWA 2021 - 96 points & Gold Medal.
Raventós i Blanc de la Finca 2016:
Raventós i Blanc de la Finca 2012:
Raventós i Blanc de la Finca Brut 2011:
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut nature|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Wine from the Costa de l'Anoia|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||30|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo 60%, Macabeo 30%, Parellada 10%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Red meat with gravy, Rice with fish, Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, Sweet pastries, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Creamy with fine bubbles, Dry and aromatic|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|