Raventos i Blanc 2016 Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 11918
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vinya del Llac
Grape(s): 42% Xarel-lo / 38% Macabeu / 20% Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Vineyard Notes: Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine marked by the typicity of its place of origin, the Vinya del Llac, which is a vineyard over 40 years old that produces a structured, fresh and complex wine. The Vinya del Llac faces north. The clay soils release water slowly throughout the vegetative cycle and, deep beneath the surface, calcareous bedrock with encrusted pebbles limits the water reserves. This particular soil composition gives the grapes more structure. The lake near the vineyard moderates the climatic conditions, avoids heatwaves and favors long ripening.
Winemaking Notes: Slowly, with low pressure, the grapes are pressed. The primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Each variety and soil type is fermented separately. The wines are blended for second fermentation in bottle. Dosage does not occur. Blanc de Blancs is aged for a minimum of three years. The disgorgement date is listed on the back label.