Raventós i Blanc de Nit2020
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£19.75/ 0.75 L btl
This is a Cava, in a delicate shade of pink, which can’t quite hide its true soul, a white wine at heart. A very fine sparkling wine, with plenty of character, which combines all the elegance and exquisiteness of a white Cava with the alluring power of a rosé, and additional complexity. With every sip you experience the region’s character, the austere and frank nature of a dry, Mediterranean palate. Imbued with precision, discernment and elegance, customary traits of this house. An absolute delight.
What does this wine taste like?
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.
|Pale pink / Salmon glints|
|Citrus fruits / White fruit / Cherries|
|Vibrant / Good acidity / Smooth / Well-integrated carbonic acid|
Drinking and storing
This Cava is very fragrant and best suits a wide glass, tulip or white wine style. If you’d like to relive its seductive appeal, you can hold on to a few bottles for a couple more years.
Aperitifs / Roasted poultry / Grilled squid
Ratings and awards
|2009||93 PK||90 PN|
|2008||91 PK||90 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Fantastic value and quality rose Cava
lovely sparkler, best rose cava I have tried, such a versatile drink, can be enjoyed with or without food. Gave is 5 stars in comparison with other similar wines including champagnes. It is lighter than a top champagne, but still has all the pleasure. I think that a touch of Mourvedre gives it colour and body making it a bit fuller than a typical cava.
A very good Cava
I first drank this wine with my wife and some friends in an upscale tapas bar in a fashionable part of London. We enjoyed it very much but....it was expensive! I was amazed when I saw the price at Vinissimus and since then it has become a regular buy.
Caracter & Elegance
I love this Cava since the first time I tried it few years back in Ibiza! Its elegant with character, crisp on the palate and with the right amount of bubbles for me! I'll buy 3/4 cases 3 times a year more or less !!! Enjoy !!
Wonderful (not a) Cava
This is the best rose Cava (which is actually not a Cava since they broke out of the appellation)! Wonderful small bubbles and amazing value, this one beats quite a few French Champagnes in my book.
A very good cava
A rose cava with a pleasant dryness but not acidic. It's flavour is reminiscent of rosy apples and has a decent length. A very acceptable alternative to pink champagne at a fraction of the price.
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.
|Ageing period||18 months|
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.
Raventós i Blanc
Raventós i Blanc is virtually a synonym of traditional and family-run winemaking. The farm where their wines are made has belonged to the Raventós family since 1497. Twenty-one generations have lived and worked here among spectacular vineyards and woodland, located in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, the sparkling wine capital of Catalonia. The family keep records certifying that they were already making wine here for home consumption and selling must to other winemakers...