Raventos i Blanc 2013 'Textures de Pedra' Blanc de Noirs, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona

Raventos i Blanc 2013 'Textures de Pedra' Blanc de Noirs, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona

Item Number: 11902

UPC: 8-421478705105

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: La Vinya Més Alta Vineyard
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): Xarel-lo / Xarel-lo Vermell / Bastard Negre / Sumoll / Parellada
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 660

Textures de Pedra is the newest vintage sparkling wine from Raventós i Blanc. The vineyard where the grapes are sourced inspires the name. At the top of the Serral hill, at the highest point of the Raventós estate, La Vinya Més Alta Vineyard enjoys a stony texture. The geology of this vineyard forces the roots of the vines to go deep in search of water, which produces grapes that allow for a wine of great concentration and great structure. Assemblage and second fermentation occurs in the bottle with a minimum aging period of 42 months. No dosage is done.

About Bastard Negre: Bastard Negre is a native variety recently discovered on the Raventós estate. Up to summer 2015, it was identified as Monestrell. However, DNA tests confirmed that this was a far rarer local grape variety that was no longer used: Bastard Negre. This variety tastes rustic, has high acidity levels, and is well adapted to the region. It gives Textures de Pedra strength and potency as well as density and texture on the palate.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (7/31/2018)

    A light copper color, this finely meshed version frames flavors of crunchy white peach and citronella, with a tang of salinity, petrol hints and vivid acidity. Offers a long, creamy finish. Disgorged October 2017. Drink now through 2021.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (4/27/2018)

    The 2013 Textures de Pedra is an unusual blend of white and red grapes vinified in the style of a white. The blend of 30% Xarello, 25% Xarello Vermell, 25% Sumoll, 15% Bastard Negre and 5% Parellada from a cool and rainy vintage resulted in lively wines with high acidity and potential for bottle aging. The musts fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, and the wines were kept for at least six months with lees in tank. It matured in bottle in contact with the lees from Champagne yeasts for no less than 42 months. It has a deep golden color and a very intense, characterful nose, but it's in the palate where you get the intensity, the pungent flavors, the salty tastiness, the depth, the liveliness and the electricity. This is only the third vintage of this wine, from one of the best vintages in recent years together with 2007 and 2010. This is more mineral and austere, from stonier, shallow soils at higher altitude.