Raventos i BlancAll products from this vendor
The wine-making history of the Raventos family began in the distant 1497, which makes this family one of the oldest wine dynasties operating in this industry without interruption. The first bottle of cava was bottled in 1872 by Josep Maria Raventós i Fatjo, initiating a tradition that was held in high esteem by subsequent generations. In 1986, he decided to sell his stake in Codorníu, the largest cava production in the world, which was still owned by the family at the time, and create a new winery, Raventós i Blanc, keeping only the best vineyards. Today the winery owns 46 plots of land, each with its own unique characteristics. Since then, the emphasis has been on quality and regionality, highlighting the characteristics of the terroirs of the São Sadurní d'Anoia region. The sparkling wine is made exclusively from Xarel-lo, Parellada, Macabeu and Monastrell (Mourvèdre) grapes, and is characterized by a complex multi-layered taste, expressiveness and durability. The current owner, Pepe Raventoss, places great value on a healthy vineyard environment through biological synergies in which animals, vines, soil and people act as one agricultural unit. In 2012, the winery received a biological farming certificate. Since 2013, Raventós i Blanc is no longer part of the Cava DO geographic origin region; the winery moved on to create a new appellation, designated by the principle of terroirs - Conca del Riu Anoia will run from the Mediterranean Sea to the Catalan mountains, between the rivers Anoia and Foz.
Xarel.loAll products from this varietal
Xarel.lo is a light-skinned grape best known as a sparkling-wine grape, but also used in dry white wines. Structural Xarel.lo wines tipically have slightly vegetal character with fresh lime notes, crispy acidity and bright minerality.
Leading Penedes winemaker Raventos I Blanc – which has quit the Cava DO – has unveiled the framework for a new sparkling wine appellation. Conca Del Riu Anoia is intended to form a very small geographical area surrounding the Anoia River valley between the Anoia and Foix Rivers in eastern Penedes. A key aspect of the appellation is a severe tightening of the current rules of production and reflection of the terroir.
In Catalonia, DO status was first created in 1999, and it became the first regional production area in Spain, which united all vineyards not included in any of the 11 existing DOs at that time. The capital of Catalonia is Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain with one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. Its seaside location has certainly contributed to the development of local winemaking. Catalonia has a wide variety of winemaking traditions. It is believed that the skills of viticulture were first introduced by the Phoenicians and Greeks around 400 BC. e. The Romans then expanded viticulture and the industry flourished until the Moorish occupation. Then the vineyards were abandoned or given for other purposes. Later Christians revived viticulture in the territories adjacent to the monasteries. Until the end of the 18th century, wine and spirits were among the most important exports in the region. Since then, Catalonia has established itself as a dynamically developing wine region.