Raventós i Blanc

Wine Explorers' opinion

The finest Spanish bubbles have a name. Raventós i Blanc undoubtedly produces some of the prettiest sparkling wines in Spain, or even in the world.

The terroir

Soils of clay, silt and sand, with fossil rocks of 16 million years. A unique microclimate: proximity to the sea and protections with the Catalan coastal chain and the Montserrat mountains.

The estate

Winegrowers since 1497, the Raventós i Blanc have one of the longest documented wine traditions in the world. For the anecdote, the Raventós retired a short time ago from the DO Cava, not without a long thinking and with a lot of courage, in order to define their own rules, more strict.

The vineyard

Today, Pepe Raventós (21st generation), works the 90 hectares without irrigation, using biodynamic viticultural methods, horses and other animals (pigs, sheep...). A beautiful property, 200m above sea level, with fossil limestone and marine soils formed more than 16 million years ago.

The wines

To differentiate from the other sparkling wines, the estate was a pioneer in the use of native grape varieties: Xarel-lo (since 1888), Macabeo (introduced in 1920) and Parallada, which became later the basis for the development of cavas. Wines are aged on lattes (18 months and 5 years).

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