Raventos i Blanc 2013 'De La Finca' Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 8596
Sub Region: Catalunya
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Xarel-lo / 40% Macabeu / 10% Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Total Acidity: 7.34 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Calcareous base rock encrusted with marine fossils.
Vineyard Notes: De La Finca comes from a historical vineyard area, Vinya dels Fòssils, situated 50 km to the west of Barcelona. Its geology and microclimate makes it a formidable rival to the most prestigious of wines. Marine fossils characterize the structure and composition of the soil and generate a saline character in the wine. The Xarel-lo comes from Clot de les Comes and del Coll plots, Macabeu comes from La Barbera, and Parellada comes from La Vinya del Mingo.
2013 Vintage Notes: 2013 produced a fresh vintage with great aging potential. The fall was damp followed by a cool, dry winter with some sporadic rainfalls. Spring started out cool and damp, with rains in March and May. A cool, dry end to the spring followed by a meteorological short summer produced a slow vegetative development. Harvest started on August 19th. There were no heat waves during the months of August and September as summer temperatures were moderate, all of which contributed to a slow and good maturation of the different grape varieties.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes enter the winery by gravity. At each stage, the atmosphere is controlled by dry ice. Slow pressing occurs at low pressures. The first fermentation happens in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Each variety and vineyard plot is fermented separately. Second fermentation occurs in the bottle with a minimum aging period of three years in a horizontal position. No dosage is added. The Disgorgement date is stated on the back label.