This is the new vintage of the wine formerly known as Marqués de Alella Pansa Blanca, which now bears the name Raventós de Alella Pansa Blanca.
This young Spanish white wine is produced by the Raventós de Alella winery.
It is a single varietal Pansa Blanca, made from vines grown in soils made of decomposed granite, locally known as "Sauló". The plots are located in the Serralada de Marina, a mountainous area near Barcelona overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
The 2017 vintage of this white wine from Alella was a difficult one. After a mild spring, a dry summer with extreme temperatures lead to an early harvest. The fruit, though, was of excellent quality.
After the harvest, the Pansa Blanca grapes were crushed and 15% of the wine must was macerated with the skins. Then the wine was fermented on its lees.
Drink Raventós de Alella Pansa Blanca 2017 from the Alella DO until 2020.
The wine Raventós de Alella Pansa Blanca has a bright yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
Intensely varietal, this Pansa Blanca by Raventós de Alella smells of white fruit, tropical fruit, white flowers and dim notes of citrus and herbs over a mineral background.
This young white wine from the Alella DO is smooth, fresh and gently creamy, with a good balance and a nice acidity. Dry fruit, herbs, dim mineral undertones and medium-long, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Raventós de Alella Pansa Blanca 2017 pairs well with rice and fish dishes.
Raventós de Alella Pansa Blanca 2016:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 92.
Raventós de Alella Pansa Blanca 2015:
Peñín 91. Enterwine 89.
Marqués de Alella Pansa Blanca 2014:
Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting) 2016: 9.57/10.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, bluefish, Foie Gras, Full salads, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Paté, Poultry, Smoked foods|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
Dry, crisp and extremely fresh. Love the style.