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Raventós i Blanc de Nit 2018

Raventós i Blanc de Nit

2018

Pepe Raventós was very clear since De Nit began to hover over his head that he would need an ink gra...

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£19.25

/ 0.75 L btl

Cava Raventós i Blanc de Nit 2018

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Alcohol content i

12.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

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.

Food pairing

Aperitifs / Grilled squid / Roasted poultry

Vineyard

  • Vine age:48 years
  • Soil:Clay / Sandy loam
  • Climate:Mediterranean

Tasting notes

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

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 8ºC and 10ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Johpe (9 Mar) - Vintage 2018

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.

by: Chris Y (28/09/2019) - Vintage 2017

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.

by: Rafiki (24/07/2019) - Vintage 2017

The taste and consistency are excellent ,especially when consumed with food.

The taste and consistency of this sparkling wine is excellent and is especially enhanced when it is consumed with food

by: Min (14/12/2020) - Vintage 2017

genial

Sorprende el uso de uva tinta en este cava que le aporta complejidad uno de mis cavas preferidos

by: Benet (19/08/2020) - Vintage 2017

Exquisito sabor

Un buen brut nature, el unico pero es el precio para el nivel de este cava

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