Raventos i Blanc 2018 'De Nit' Reserva Rosado, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona

Raventos i Blanc 2018 'De Nit' Reserva Rosado, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona

Item Number: 15230

UPC: 8-421478770158

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 40% Xarel-lo / 34% Macabeo / 19% Parellada / 7% Monastrell
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Clayey surface of continental erosion on a carbonate substratum of marine origin with a large amount of fossils
Elevation: 120 to 170 meters

2018 Vintage Notes: 2018 was a rainy and wet vintage that produced a harvest of medium production, with good sugar and acidity balances. The 2018 vintage began with a drier and colder autumn than usual. With the arrival of winter, the rain also came. Spring continued to be very rainy; it rained 212 mm, which caused the recovery of the plant, a good vegetative growth and an abundance of fungi, especially mildew. In August, Raventós had the highest historical temperatures on the estate, reaching 104°F on 4 August, which caused the cycle to advance a day or so. During the harvest the temperature was rather cool with four days of rain. A very rigorous selection of grapes occurred in the vineyard.

Viticulture Notes: While this is certified organic, the Raventós go a bit further and practice biodynamic farming to create a balanced ecosystem. Vineyards have spontaneous plant covers, which gives biodiversity, fertility, and life to the soil. Manure from their animals is composted in winter. They use plant infusions as phytotherapy to minimize the use of copper and sulfur. They control Lobesia Botrana (grapevine moth) via sexual confusion.

Vinification Notes:
Grapes are manually harvested with strict selection. They enter into the cellar by gravity. The grapes are slowly pressed at a low temperature. Static racking occurs at low temperatures. First fermentation takes place spontaneously in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, co-fermentation of Xarel-lo and Monastrell. The other varieties ferment separately. The wines are blended and bottles for secondary fermentation. Raventós De Nit ages for a minimum of 18 months in the bottle. Disgorgement date is indicated on the back label.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89 (6/30/2021)

    This pale pink sparkling rosé is firmed by rapier-like acidity, and is lightly chalky in texture, offering a subtle range of white raspberry, lemon thyme and blanched almond, with accents of graphite and spice on the finish. Enjoy it with food, such as salumi, or other light fare
  • Decanter
    Rating: 91 (7/7/2021)

    Simple nose but very pretty red crunchy fruit and mulberries on the palate. Pleasant acidity and excellent length. Very pretty.