Raventos i Blanc (1.5 L) 2016 'De Nit' Reserva Rosado, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 13356
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 40% Xarel-lo / 36% Macabeu / 18% Parellada / 6% Monastrell
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Viticulture Notes: The Raventós practice biodynamic farming. Vineyards have spontaneous plant cover, which fosters biodiversity, fertility and life in the soil. Compost from the animals on the estate is used. Plant infusions are used as phytotherapy to minimize the use of copper and sulphur. The European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) is controlled by sexual confusion. Harvest is manual.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are processed using a gravity system, and the pressing is slow with low pressure. The primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature using the yeast native to the vineyard. The Macabeu and Parellada are pressed and fermented separately. The Monastrell and Xarel-lo are pressed and fermented together. The red Monastrell grapes provide color and complexity to the De Nit Reserva Rosado. The wines are blended for second fermentation in bottle. No malolactic fermentation occurs. Raventós De Nit ages for a minimum of 18 months. The disgorgement date is listed on the back label.