Raventós i Blanc Brut "De la Finca" 2019
(Penedes, Catalunya, Spain) - [WA 93]
Regular price $42.00 Sale price $37.97 Save $4.03
An excellent, very healthy vintage with a longer cycle and slow ripening.
The 2019 vintage was classic, Mediterranean and fresh. We had a late harvest, but at the same time extraordinarily healthy and tasty. It was a year marked by the classic Mediterranean climate with a wet autumn, a cool spring with occasional rain and a dry, hot summer. With a total rainfall of 556 mm. The cool spring and vintage caused a delay in the cycle and harvest. High rainfall in autumn and occasional rains in spring led to good vegetative growth. The summer was rainy but hot: 111.7 mm and maximum temperatures of 40ºC in July. With the plant's energy, we withstood the heat well. Late harvest with medium production, very healthy and concentrated grapes. In short, an excellent vintage with a longer cycle and slow ripening: ideal conditions for great wines.
The 2019 vintage was classic, Mediterranean and fresh. Ideal conditions for great wines.
HIGH SALINE EXPRESSION
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.
MACABEU, XAREL·LO AND PARELLADA
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.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"They look for a more classical expression in the 2019 De la Finca, a selection of vineyards by Pepe Raventós's grandfather, produced in a slightly more oxidative style and aged for 30+ months with lees. 2019 was a very good and "normal" vintage, with good rain, normal yields and a paused harvest. This has more smokiness from the contact with the yeasts and lees with very fine bubbles, subtle, defined by how they prepare the second fermentation in bottle and then the aging in the bottle. It was produced with 50% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeo and 10% Parellada." -LG (9/2022)