Raventos i Blanc Brut "De la Finca" 2020 (Penedes, Catalunya, Spain) - [WS 92]

Raventos i Blanc Brut "De la Finca" 2020
(Penedes, Catalunya, Spain) - [WS 92]

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About This Wine:
De la Finca sparkling wine is made with grapes from our oldest vines, planted using the gobelet system in 1964 in the Vinya dels Fòssils.


Very low production harvest due to heavy rains. There were strong storms in autumn and winter that in the Conca del Riu Anoia gave us a good rain for the soils and did not cause material damage. But the spring continued to be very rainy, and the pressure of mildew could not be controlled, with losses of between 50 and 70% of production depending on the plot. Thanks to biodynamic farming techniques and phytotherapy, losses were no worse. However, the average production loss in the area will be 70%. Rainfall was above average at 743 mm and the average temperature was warm at 14.5ºC, 1ºC above average. This vintage will always be remembered as the vintage of silence -which will accompany the terrible pandemic-. The mildew made it one of the most sought-after vintages in the Anoia river basin. In spite of the difficulties of the vintage, the grapes showed good balance, good concertation and very good acidity.

"Despite this, in 2020 we will make little, but excellent wine; The scarcity of this vintage and the good quality of the wines may make it become the most sought-after vintage!" - Pepe Raventós

Situated on the highest terraces of the River Anoia, the Vinya dels Fòssils vineyard has marine soils with a high fossil content. This characterises the structure and the soil composition of this vineyard. The carbonates are the component that provides the main source of typicity to this sparkling wine with a high saline expression. It is a sparkling wine with a unique identity and personality.

The plants on the Vinya dels Fòssils vineyard come from the massal selection performed by Manuel Raventós Domènech in 1888. Creator of the Penedès sparkling wine formula by combining the three native grape varieties, Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada, Manuel Raventós also experimented by planting small separate plots. He took cuttings from the vines that produced the best grapes and used them to create new plantations.

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
Sleek and well-knit, with a fine creamy bead carrying flavors of white raspberry, preserved lemon, white blossoms and Marcona almond. Shows linear focus and definition, but expands nicely through the midpalate and finish. Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada. Disgorged April 2023. Drink now through 2028.