Raventós i Blanc De la Finca 2012 is a highly interesting Catalan sparkling wine that comes from a unique vineyard located in a privileged place in Penedès.
The place is called Vinya dels Fòssils, and as its name suggests it is composed of rocks full of fossils. More specifically, fossils of marine origin that bring the wine a distinctive, saline minerality.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Then they were blended and the resulting wine was bottled in order to complete secondary fermentation.
Finally, the wine was aged for a minimum of 3 years in the cellar.
This was the last vintage crafted by Mr. Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc, the founder of the winery, before his demise.
Drink now until 2022+.
Very bright, clean, pale yellow colour with some greyish glints.
Notes of white fruit, peaches and apricots, combined with aromas of aromatic herbs, white flowers, pastry, dry fruit and garrigue.
This wine from Conca del Riu Anoia has a lush texture and a fresh and bold passage through the palate. Very nicely crafted, with creamy, tiny bubbles and remembrances of peach syrup, green almonds, citrus peel, lime, hazelnuts, Mediterranean underbush, butter and a salty touch. Long, slightly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Raventós i Blanc de la Finca Brut 2012 is elegant, complex and age-worthy. After tasting it, you might want to reserve some bottles for the next years to witness its growth.
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|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||36|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||"Xarel·lo":"45" "Macabeo":"42" "Parellada":"13"|
|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|