Raventos i Blanc 2017 Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Item Number: 13250
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vinya del Llac
Grape(s): 40% Xarel-lo / 28% Parellada / 32% Macabeu
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.15
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Elevation: 120 to 170 meters
Soil Notes: The grapes are grown on clay topsoil from continental erosion with carbonated substrate of marine origin with a large amount of fossils.
Viticulture Notes: The Raventós practice biodynamic farming. This bottling is certified organic. Vineyards have spontaneous plant cover, which fosters biodiversity, fertility and life in the soil. Compost from the animals on the estate is used. Plant infusions are used as phytotherapy to minimize the use of copper and sulphur. The European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) is controlled by sexual confusion. Harvest is manual.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are processed using a gravity system, and the pressing is slow with low pressure. The primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature using the yeast native to the vineyard. The grapes are pressed and fermented separately. The wines are blended for second fermentation in bottle. No malolactic fermentation occurs. Raventós Blanc de Blancs ages for a minimum of 18 months. The tirage sugar is organically certified cane sugar. The expedition liquor is the base wine of Blanc de Blancs 2018 with organic sugar. The disgorgement date is listed on the back label.