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Raventós i Blanc De la Finca 2018

Raventós i Blanc De la Finca


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Spec sheet

TypeCatalan sparkling wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.0%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Straw yellow / Clean / Bright
Fruit aromas / Fresh fruit / Toasty notes / Confectionery notes / Pastries
Expressive / Fresh / Fruit notes / Flavoursome / Pleasant

Drinking and storing

Serve between 6ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

Fish in lemon sauce / Meats with creamy sauces / Quiche / Aperitifs

Ratings and awards

201796 DC
201592 PK
201492 PK
201393 PK
201291 PK
PK: ParkerDC: Decanter

Customer reviews

12 reviews

Wine making

Ageing periodBetween 30 and 36 months


Vinya dels Fòssils

Vine ageBetween 30 and 55 years
YieldsLow yields

The winery

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,...