Raventos i Blanc 2013 'Textures de Pedra' Blanc de Noirs, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 11902
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: La Vinya Més Alta Vineyard
Grape(s): Xarel-lo / Xarel-lo Vermell / Bastard Negre / Sumoll / Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 660
Textures de Pedra is the newest vintage sparkling wine from Raventós i Blanc. The vineyard where the grapes are sourced inspires the name. At the top of the Serral hill, at the highest point of the Raventós estate, La Vinya Més Alta Vineyard enjoys a stony texture. The geology of this vineyard forces the roots of the vines to go deep in search of water, which produces grapes that allow for a wine of great concentration and great structure. Assemblage and second fermentation occurs in the bottle with a minimum aging period of 42 months. No dosage is done.
About Bastard Negre: Bastard Negre is a native variety recently discovered on the Raventós estate. Up to summer 2015, it was identified as Monestrell. However, DNA tests confirmed that this was a far rarer local grape variety that was no longer used: Bastard Negre. This variety tastes rustic, has high acidity levels, and is well adapted to the region. It gives Textures de Pedra strength and potency as well as density and texture on the palate.