Raventos i Blanc 2019 'De Nit' Reserva Rosado, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 16567
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 40% Xarel-lo / 39% Macabeu / 15% Parellada / 6% Monastrell
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay surface of continental erosion on a carbonate substratum of marine origin with a large amount of fossils
Elevation: 120 to 170 meters
Vintage Notes: The 2019 vintage was classic, Mediterranean, and fresh. Raventós had a late harvest, but at the same time extraordinarily healthy and tasty. It was a year marked by classic Mediterranean weather with a wet autumn, cool spring with occasional rains, and a dry and warm summer. In short, an excellent vintage with a longer cycle and slow ripening: ideal conditions for great wines.
Viticulture Notes: While certified organic, the Raventós go a bit further and practice biodynamic farming to create a balanced ecosystem. Vineyards contain spontaneous plant covers, which give biodiversity, fertility, and life to the soil. Manure comes from their animals, 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.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested. Entry into the cellar is done 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 bottled for secondary fermentation. Raventós De Nit ages for a minimum of 18 months in the bottle. Disgorgement date is indicated on the back label.
SO2 Additions: 3.5 g/hL
Yeast: Native to the vineyard
Malolactic Fermentation: No
Tirage Sugar: Organically certified cane sugar
Clarification: Bentonite (3 g/hL)