Cava Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra 2018
Blanc de Noirs organic sparkling wine from Conca del Riu Anoia. Blend of Xarel·lo Vermell, Sumoll and Bastard Negre aged for a minimum of 42 months.
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Several things make Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra a one-of-a-kind wine. Produced in Conca de l'Anoia, a region in Alt Penedès, this Blanc de Noirs is made from a unique combination of grape varieties.
Indeed, this Spanish sparkling wine of the Raventós i Blanc winery is a blend of 50% Xarel·lo Vermell (Red Xarel·lo), a pink-skinned mutation of the Xarel·lo variety, 25% Bastard Negre, a little-known native variety related to Bastardo Nero, from Sardinia, and to the Graciano variety from La Rioja, and 25% Sumoll, a high-acidic, Nebbiolo-like grape.
All of the grapes come from a single vineyard, Vinya Més Alta, composed of sandy-limestone soils and planted with vines 20 to 50 years old, respectfully grown following the guidelines of organic and biodynamic farming.
Harvested by hand, the grape bunches were delicately pressed and drawn-off at a low temperature. Each variety and each individual plot were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks for a period of 9 to 15 days.
After that, Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra 2018 was bottled. Once secondary fermentation was completed, this Blanc de Noirs was aged for a minimum of 42 months in the bottle before its commercial release.
10,500 bottles produced.
The sparkling wine Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra is pale salmon with some copper glints.
As original as its composition suggests, this blend of Xarel·lo Vermell, Bastard Negre and Sumoll smells of nuts, apricots, cranberries and lemon pie, with hints of aromatic herbs saffron, and red flowers over a mineral background.
This sparkling wine from Raventós i Blanc has grip, definition and texture. Smooth mousse and great freshness, with a mineral-saline note, a citrusy tip and a long, complex finish. Utterly compelling.
|Our personal opinion||
One of Catalonia's most original sparkling wines -and that's saying something- Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra 2018 will spellbind even the most blasé drinker.
Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra 2017:
Raventós i Blanc Textures de Pedra 2016:
Enterwine 93. Decanter WWA 2021 - Gold Medal & 95 points.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|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|
|Ageing||Blanc de Noirs|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||42|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo Rojo 50%, Bastardo 25%, Sumoll 25%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Chocolate cake, 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 , 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, semi-curred cheese, Sushi, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|