Raventos i Blanc 2014 'Textures de Pedra' Blanc de Noirs, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 12976
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: La Vinya Més Alta Vineyard
Grape(s): 30% Xarel-lo / 25% Xarel-lo Vermell / 25% Sumoll / 15% Bastard Negre / 5% Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Terroir Notes: Textures de Pedra is named after its vineyard of origin, the Vinya Més Alta, situated at the top of the Turó del Serral. This vineyard is at the highest point of the estate. The soils are extremely stony, so the vines' roots have to grow deep into the layers to find water. The result is a concentrated and structured sparkling wine with great tension.
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. At each stage, the atmosphere is controlled with dry ice. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, separating varieties and soil types. The wines are blended and bottled for secondary fermentation and aging. Textures de Pedra ages for a long time on its lees in a horizontal position before release. This 2014 vintage is the recent release. No expedition liquor is added. The disgorgement date is indicated on the back label.