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Raventós i Blanc de Nit 2018

Raventós i Blanc de Nit

2018
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£19.25

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Spec sheet

TypeCatalan sparkling wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.0%

The wine

Pepe Raventós was very clear since De Nit began to hover over his head that he would need an ink grape that would add complexity to the wine without subtracting freshness and found just what he was looking for in the monastrell grapes on the west side of the Serral hill. There, the deep soils of clay-loam texture bring freshness and elegance to the grape that marks De Nit with its personality.

The works in the vineyard are governed by biodynamic principles while the soils are covered with spontaneous vegetation. All the viticultural practices in Raventós i Blanc aim to promote biodiversity and the natural fertility of the soil, giving the vines a great liveliness that we will later find in each De Nit cup.

The entry into the cellar is made by gravity and the grapes are protected at each stage with carbonic snow. The pressing is slow and smooth, and the delicate must obtained ferments at a controlled temperature, with each soil and each variety being treated separately. After the first fermentations, the wines are assembled and bottled to carry out the second fermentation in some bottles in which they will remain for 18 months. At the time of disgorgement (always indicated on the back label), no liquor of any expedition is added, to respect the spontaneous nature of the wine.

De Nit is pale and bubbly in the glass, with a delicate pink color that fails to hide the true soul of white wine from this great sparkling wine. The character of the region, the austerity and openness of a dry and Mediterranean palate are felt on every sip. Its nose is deliciously scented, subtle and elegant, with aniseed aromas reminiscent of wild fennel, and floral hints of rose petals. The transparency of the calcareous soils and the slight bitter note of its end, probably due to the skins of the monastrell, round a tasty and balanced wine that appears in the list of preferred bubbles of any fan who has had the opportunity to taste it.

What does this wine taste like?

View
Pale pink / Salmon glints
Bouquet
Citrus fruits / White fruit / Cherries
Mouth
Vibrant / Good acidity / Smooth / Well-integrated carbonic acid

¿Como tomar este vino?

Serve between 8ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

Aperitifs, Roasted poultry, Grilled squid

Ratings and awards

201591+ PK
201391 PK
201190 PK
200990 PN93 PK
200890 PN91 PK
200690 PN
PN: PeñínPK: Parker

Customer reviews

4.5/5
17 reviews

Vineyards

Vine age48 years
SoilClay / Sandy loam
ClimateMediterranean

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, and consequently the...

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