Raventos i Blanc 2017 "de Nit" Rosé Extra Brut, 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.
Winemakers: Manuel and Pepe Raventós
Varieties: 48% Xarel.lo, 15% Macabeo, 32% Parellada & 5% Monastrell
Terroir: In December 2012, Raventós i Blanc took an important step in the evolution of Penedès, leaving the Cava DO and creating a new designation for Conca del Riu Anoia. This small geographical area conveys strict viticultural traditions, the strength of the land, the unique, indigenous grape varieties and the characteristics of the soils. The white varieties for De Nit are from the La Barbera, La Plana, El Prat, and El Viader estate plots with deep calcareous soils with a sand-rich loamy texture giving freshness and elegance. The Monastrell, providing color (without sacrificing freshness) is from the lower terraces of the El Serral hillside.
Vinification: 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.
Tasting Notes: A pale, subdued and elegant pink color with clean, pure and almost crystalline aromas of light citrus, red flowers, white fruit, and a touch of cassis. The clean nose evolves with a smooth, voluminous and fruity texture, pleasant freshness and fine bubbles. Driven by a very good balance, with low dosage (Extra Brut).