Raventos i Blanc | L’Hereu Espumoso | Brut NV
Typical of the Raventos i Blanc house style, this is a supremely elegant and delicately textured premium sparkler, featuring fresh apple and fine sand earthiness.
Nestled into the characteristic fine bead are twinkles of seaspray, white nectarine and green pear; it’s deft, delicious and has lovely flavour and mouthfeel as well as crunch and race. Outstanding wine for the price.
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.
60% Macabeo, 20% Xarel-lo and 20% Parellada | Region: Conca del Riu de Anoia, Penedes | 8.8 g/L residual sugar | Lees-aged for 12 months | Organic Viticulture | 12% abv | 750ml