Raventos i Blanc 2011 'Manuel Raventos Negra' Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 11904
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Xarel-lo
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 328
Wine Notes: This cuvee is Manuel Raventós' personal selection of the best wines of the vintage. It is his personal coupage, and a sparkling wine that, due to its exceptional character, is only bottled in the most exceptional vintages. The 2011 vintage is a selection of Xarel-lo from different parcels. The six years of aging in stacks give it a bright gold color and a marvelous structure on the palate, as well as an enveloping silky texture with a long, bitter finish typical of wines from the Conca del Riu Anoia.
Vintage Notes: 2011 was a warm Mediterranean vintage in Conca del Riu Anoia. A mild winter brought on early budding. The spring was wet, and the rain helped to reserve water in the soil. A dry summer with some punctual rainfall and extremely hot temperatures caused a fast ripening allowing for a healthy harvest. With the right choice of the harvest date, the Raventós family avoided overripe grapes. The 2011 wines show good balance and the ability to age.