The new vintage of L’Hereu Brut comes with a new packaging and a new name. From now on, this Spanish sparkling wine will bear the name Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs.
A single estate 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. All were harvested sooner than usual, as 2016 was a very dry year.
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 2016 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.
Drink over the next 3 years.
The sparkler 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. Raventós i Blanc Blanc de Blancs 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 2016 is always appetising, both with or without food.
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|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Blanc de Blancs|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Xarel·lo 50%, Parellada 34%, Macabeo 16%.|
|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|
Crisp sparkler, gently mineral and fresh. Very good value.