Raventos i Blanc | 'de Nit' Rosado Espumoso | Brut NV
Dry pink of great elegance. Detailed and delicate, with a pink perfume dancing around the nose. A lovely faded rose pink, it smells of gently boozed strawberries and dusty roses; perfumed without outrageous fruitiness or excess.
Nice false sweetness on entry balances to off-dry through the palate. Juicy and gentle, high quality delicate bubbles cut the fruitiness and the mouth runs out to a super-gentle acid close. Many would say Hooray, in Epernay, should they achieve this finesse. It’s delicious! - Scott Wasley | The Spanish Acquisition
A small, family-owned concern, based on 90 hectares at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, which has been in the family since 1659, and has been a wine- growing estate since 1497.
In 1984, family patriarch Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc and scion Manuel Raventós i Negra struck out with their own brand, produced entirely from estate fruit. As so often the case in Spain, family heritage is a matter of immense pride, particularly for a tribe who can legitimately claim to have originated an entire DO! “L’Hereu”, or ‘the line’, is their term for the continuity of the Raventos family in sparkling from the origin of Cava (Josep Raventos Fatjo produced Spain’s first in-bottle fermentation in 1872) to the present.
55% Macabeo, 20% Xarel-lo, 20% Parellada and 5% Monastrell (Mataro) | Region: Conca del Riu de Anoia, Penedes | 7.5 g/L residual sugar | Lees-aged for 12 months | 12% abv | 750ml