Raventos i Blanc “De la Finca” Blanco 2019

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Macabeu & Parellada & Xarel.lo | Catalunya | Spain | Sparkling Wine | Raventos i Blanc | 2019 | 0,75 L | 12 %
About
Raventós i Blanc "De la Finca" Blanco 2019 is a dry, sparkling white wine, meticulously crafted from a blend of traditional Catalan grape varieties: Macabeo, Xarel·lo, and Parellada. This esteemed cuvée hails from the historic Raventós i Blanc estate in the Penedès region of Catalonia, Spain, where the vineyards are farmed following biodynamic principles to express the unique characteristics of their terroir. "De la Finca" 2019, known for its precision and depth, represents the estate's commitment to producing high-quality wines that reflect the richness and diversity of the Penedès landscape.
Producer
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.
Tasting notes

The wine reveals a complex bouquet of green apple, citrus fruits, and white flowers, complemented by subtle mineral and toasty notes, a result of its aging on lees. On the palate, it is vibrant and fresh, with a structured acidity and a creamy texture that leads to a long, nuanced finish, showcasing the wine’s elegance and the meticulous care behind its production.

Pairing

“De la Finca” Blanco 2019 pairs exceptionally well with fresh seafood dishes, such as oysters or a delicate white fish ceviche, where the wine’s crisp acidity and mineral notes accentuate the flavors of the sea. It also complements light pasta dishes with creamy sauces, providing a refreshing balance to the richness of the food and enhancing the overall dining experience.

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Wine Searcher review

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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.
Macabeo white wines can be crispy, fresh, green fruit-driven and floral when harvested quite early and aged in stainless steel, but rich, honeyed and and full of overripe fruit aromas when aged in oak and harvested a bit later.
Conca del Riu Anoia
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.