This exclusive Spanish red wine is made from a single plot of low-yielding vines planted in soils composed of disintegrated granite, known in the area as Sauló.
After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were pressed and 50% of the must was cold-macerated to enhace the extraction of aromatic compounds.
Then this Chardonnay from Alella was slowly fermented, half in Allier oak barrels, half in stainless steel tanks. Both were aged on its lees for several months.
Finally, Raventós de Alella Blanc Allier 2018 was blended and aged for some weeks in the bottle.
Formerly known as Marqués de Alella Blanc Allier, this limited production wine will drink nicely over the next 4-5 years.
The white wine Raventós de Alella Blanc Allier has a straw yellow colour with some golden glints.
Fresh and well-defined, this oaked white wine suggests intense notes of ripe white fruit, white flowers and fennel, alongside some creamy remembrances of spices, pastry and fine lees. This varietal Chardonnay is nuanced by some salty and mineral overtones.
This white wine by Raventós de Alella is fresh and rich, displaying flair and elegance. Smokey remembrances, some vegetal and spicy hints and notes of tropical fruit, citrus, butter, salt and aromatic herbs. Well-balanced acidity and long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A confidential Chardonnay from the DO Alella, Raventós de Alella Blanc Allier 2018 perfectly stands comparison with much more highly-priced equivalents.
Raventós de Alella Blanc Allier 2014:
Raventós de Alella Blanc Allier 2012;
Marqués de Alella Blanc Allier 2011:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Blue cheeses, bluefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Fish and vegitables, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Pasta with fish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner|
This is a very good Chardonnay. What I like is that it is fresh and not too creamy. Better than many calif. chards.