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Raventós i Blanc De la Finca 2015

Raventós i Blanc De la Finca

2015
Spain (Spain)
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PARKER

Raventós i Blanc wines are always special ones — revolutionary even, one might say — but...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Raventós i Blanc De la Finca 2015

Producer

Alcohol content

12.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Raventós i Blanc wines are always special ones — revolutionary even, one might say — but at the same time they offer a local image capable of seducing a world audience.

The best Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada grapes from the historic Vinya dels Fòssils vineyard are used to produce this De la Finca wine. It was Manuel Raventós himself, the visionary behind the trio of grapes used for Catalan sparkling wines, who started to use the Massal selection method of propagating their best local vines which eventually led to the excellent ones in use now. These old bush vines were planted in 1964 on high terraces overlooking the River Anoia. The soil is covered with ancient marine fossils, spectacular shapes of shells and sea-snails, which also give salinity to every sip of this wonderful sparkling wine.

Aromas of brioche and lemon, of yeast and limestone, float over an austere yet elegant background. Generous and mineral, fresh yet deep in the mouth with an ever-present Mediterranean character and the typicity of the best Penedés vines ready to be enjoyed with every drink. A splendid dry wine with fine bubbles and an abundant complexity, it exudes aromas of smoke, fennel and undergrowth. The freshness of its acidity and the maturity it shows thanks to the warm climate, blend together to create a well-balanced and harmonious wine. It has a creamy enveloping feeling, focused on the tongue when tasting it, though it also flows nimbly around the mouth.

Vineyards are mainly located facing northwards. Together with biodynamic agriculture methods and a ground-covering of vegetation, the conditions favour coolness and vitality, both of the vines and the resulting wine. Each variety and plot are fermented separately, to ensure the typicity and maximum expression of the grapes comes through in the final blend, a blend which leads to the magic waiting for you inside every bottle of De la Finca.

Quiche / Meats with creamy sauces / Fish in lemon sauce

  • Vine age:50 years
  • Soil:Limestone
  • Climate:Mediterranean
  • Yields:Low yields
  • ViewBright / Straw yellow / Clean
  • Bouquet:Toasty notes / Fresh fruit / Fruit aromas / Pastries / Confectionery notes
  • Mouth:Fresh / Flavoursome / Fruit notes / Expressive / Pleasant
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 10ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2022

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by: Dusan (22/01/2019) - Vintage 2015

Excellent cava, understated, subtly powerful, fresh and mineral, just right aging

Admittedly, my favourite cava, after many tried. It has th balance between body, fullness, and length. Fresh and serious, lemony and persistent, I drink it when i need something to pick me up, or with to complement food. Lighter than champagne, but fullfilling to an equal extent. Pol Roger is my favourite champagne, and if you like that elegant style, this will be the cava nephew for you.

by: Axel S. (12/05/2019) - Vintage 2015

Toller Cava!

Wieder ein sehr guter Cava - trocken, aromatisch und animierend. Fügt sich gut in die Reihe der Cavas aus dieser Bodega ein.

by: Graham (20/01/2019) - Vintage 2015

Lucky find

Recommended in a restaurant in Málaga as a substitute for Recaredo. I was suspicious at first because it doesn't carry the "cava" name. I was afraid that it wasn't made according to the traditional (Champagne) method. But this isn't a wine that's not good enough to be a cava. It's part of a campagne to develop a new denomination of sparkling wines that are too good to be called cava. The wine is a success. Whether the new denomination ever achieves protected status, we will see.

by: Marcopolo (26/03/2018) - Vintage 2014

Good value for money

A Good value for money wine. It is also low intervention which is an added bonus in today’s unhealthy environment.

by: Tony Clarke (26/10/2017) - Vintage 2014

Easy to drink and very enjoyable Cava.Good value for money.

We first tasted this Cava on our recent visit to Marbella. During our visit we tried a number of Cavas and Raventos was by far the best and at a reasonable price.

Raventós i Blanc

Raventós i Blanc

There are few family-run wineries that can date back their wine-making traditions as far as this one can. Their ownership of 90 hectares of vineyards and woodlands located around Sant Sadurní d'Anoia can be traced back to 1497, passing intact through the hands of 18 generations. Furthermore, Josep Raventós Fatjá is accredited with producing the first Cava and using grapes from this estate in 1872. The family has had close links in the past with Cordoníu, and consequently the ...