2018 Raventós i Blanc ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Conca del Riu Anoia
Winemaker Notes: A sparkling wine marked by the typicity of its place of origin, the Vinya del Llac, a vineyard over 40 years’ old, which allows for a structured, fresh and complex sparkling wine.
Blend: 40% Xarel-lo, 32% Macabeu, 28% Parellada
Vinous - "Pale, green-tinged yellow. Lively, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits and succulent flowers on the nose, along with fennel and ginger accents that build as the wine stretches out. Sharply focused and lively on the palate, offering intense Meyer lemon, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors underscored by a smoky mineral quality. Shows impressive energy and minerally thrust on the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity."
Wine Spectator - "Produced from nearly 100% estate, biodynamically grown Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-lo, this is one of the classiest, best-made Spanish sparkling wines on the market. From their variety of calcareous clay soils, to the careful harvesting and proximity of their gravity-flow winery, both the quality of raw material and oenological know-how are abundant at this terrific estate. There is a very tiny dosage, less than 6g/l, and the overall impression here is of a very mineral, clearly delineated, chiseled sparkling wine that is truly first-rate. When you taste this wine, you will see why some of Spain's best restaurants continue to feature this terrific sparkler. *organic/biodynamic*"