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Raventós i Blanc 2017 'Textures de Pedra ' Blanc de Negres, Conca del Riu Anoia, Spain

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Raventós i Blanc 2017 'Textures de Pedra ' Blanc de Negres, Conca del Riu Anoia, Spain

The Raventós i Blanc estate, which is comprised on 90 hectares of woodlands and vineyards, was founded in 1497 and has been passed on through over 20 generations of family to the present day. It was a member of the Raventós family, Josep Raventós Fatjó, who made the first Cava in 1872. In 1984, on the family estate, Josep-Maria Raventós I Blanc founded the winery as we know it today with a singular focus on achieving the highest quality wines. Today, the father and son team of Manuel and Pepe Raventós (Josep-Maria’s son and grandson) work side by side, continuing the prestigious lineage of this remarkable estate.
The exploration of 3 local red varieties: Xarel.lo Vermell, Bastard Negre and Sumoll. Textures de Pedra is the highest expression of the Mediterranean varieties, the Penedès climate, the stony soils of Conca del Riu Anoia and the result of a long aging on the lees, a “Blanc de Negres” which is concentrated on the palate and has great potential for aging.

The grapes enter the winery by gravity. At each stage, the atmosphere is controlled by dry ice. Slow pressing at low pressures. Static sedimentation at low temperatures. First fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Assemblage and second fermentation in the bottle with a minimum ageing period of 42 months in a horizontal position. No “liqueur d’expédition” added. Disgorging date stated on the back label.

 

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