Pepe Raventos

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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Penedès
People: Pepe Raventós, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Items

Pepe Raventos 2017 Xarel-lo Espumoso Ancestral (Pet Nat), Penedes Login <1 Case
Pepe Raventos 2021 Malvasia de Sitges, Vinya de la Plana, Penedes Login WA (91-93)
Pepe Raventos 2022 Malvasia de Sitges, Vinya de la Plana, Penedes Login On Order
Pepe Raventos 2021 Xarel-lo, Noguer Alt, Penedes Login In Stock
Pepe Raventos 2022 Xarel-lo, Noguer Alt, Penedes Login On Order
Pepe Raventos 2019 Bastard Negre, Les Terrases del Serral, Penedes Login In Stock
Pepe Raventos 2021 Bastard Negre, Les Terrases del Serral, Penedes Login On Order

In 2014, Pepe Raventós started a small project focused on making natural wines. His desire was to learn how to make wine recovering ancient winemaking techniques. The wines were vinified in the garage of his new home in the middle of the Raventós i Blanc estate in the middle of the farm.

The result? We loved them!

There are currently three wines: a 100% Xarel-lo, a 100% Xarel-lo Espumoso Ancestral, and a 100% Bastard Negre (a native Spanish red grape). All of them are unfiltered natural wines without any additives including sulfites. The still Xarel-lo comes from the Noguer Alt plot on top of the Mas del Serral. The vines on this plot are almost 50 years old. The wine is fermented in cement and clay. The Xarel-lo Ancestral is a natural sparkling wine from the Mas del Serral vineyard, which is situated outside of Pepe Raventós' kitchen. The soils have a high proportion of clay above the limestone. The wine starts the fermentation in stainless steel tanks and finishes inside the bottles just like the ancient sparkling wines. The Bastard Negre is sourced from Les Terrasses del Serral, which is on the west side of the property. The vines are over 40 years old and grown on very poor limestone soils. This wine is fermented in an open barrel.

Social Media
Instagram: @raventospepe

Media Links
Spanish Wine Lover: My Dream is to Compete on Equal Terms with Champagne

Reviews

  • Pepe Raventos 2021 Malvasia de Sitges, Vinya de la Plana, Penedes
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-93) (9/30/2022)

    Pepe Raventós planted a vineyard with Malvasía de Sitges from which he produced a 2021 Malvasía de Sitges that is maturing in concrete egg. It's an aromatic variety that is quite challenging to cultivate and has variability from one plant to the next and from one vintage to another, but it keeps amazing acidity in the Mediterranean climate. This has 13.4% alcohol, doesn't go through malolactic and has a low pH of 3.14 and 7.7 grams of acidity. Sharp, tasty and almost salty. There will be some 1,500 bottles of it.