Raventós i Blanc
2020 Blanc de Blancs
45% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeo, 12% Parellada & 3% Malvasia de Sitge
From the plots La Barbera, La Plana and El Viader which have deep calcareous soils with a sand-rich loamy texture giving freshness and elegance and El Llac, a 40-year-old plot with marine fossils providing structure and complexity. Biodynamic viticulture.
Made in the traditional method. Vinification in stainless steel tanks followed by blending and secondary fermentation in the bottle, aged for a minimum of 18 months. Extra Brut.
PRESS | 92 WA
“The impressive 2020 Blanc de Blancs comes from a catastrophic vintage when they lost a huge amount of grapes due to mildew, which forced them to purchase more grape from growers. This is very expressive, their youngest wine, from a vintage of concentration and power, a blend of 45% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeo, 12% Parellada and 3% Malvasía de Sitges, a grape they are using to give the wine more freshness, as the variety keeps the acidity. This ages for a minimum of 18 months sur lie, but it might be more; all bottles carry the disgorgement date on the back label. This is tasty, saline and profound beyond the price point.”
TASTING NOTES |
A structured, fresh and complex wine with white floral notes on the nose. The wine is impeccably balanced with a marked minerality, soft and fresh fruit flavors, and some nutty notes. The small, nicely integrated bubbles and saline qualities are in perfect harmony with the slightly creamy texture.
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