Raventos i Blanc 2020 Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona

Item Number: 17883

UPC: 8-421478750150

Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub Region: Penedes
Appellation/AVA: Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vinya del Llac
Vintage: 2020
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

#29 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2022
"Since leaving Spain's Cava appellation in 2011, sparkling wine house Raventós i Blanc has worked diligently to elevate wines from its subregion Conca del Rui Anoia. Led by Manuel and Pepe Raventós, the son and grandson of the winery's namesake, Raventós has lowered yields, extended aging regimens and tightened other parameters well beyond the Cava DO's minimum requirements. This blanc de blancs sources Xarel-lo, Macabeu and Parellada grapes from Vinya del Llac, a clay soil vineyard more than 40 years old. The 2020 vintage also features a portion of Malvasia de Sitges, a rare variety grown in Raventos' La Plana vineyard."


  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (10/15/2022)

    TOP 100 of 2022! A firm backbone of Meyer lemon peel acidity frames this vivid sparkler, with rich notes of lightly charred toast and smoked almond, backed by ripe white cherry and peach fruit. Hints of thyme and anise play on the finish.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (9/30/2022)

    The impressive 2020 Blanc de Blancs comes from a catastrophic vintage when they lost a huge amount of grapes due to mildew, which forced them to purchase more grape from growers. This is very expressive, their youngest wine, from a vintage of concentration and power, a blend of 45% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeo, 12% Parellada and 3% Malvasía de Sitges, a grape they are using to give the wine more freshness, as the variety keeps the acidity. This ages for a minimum of 18 months sur lie, but it might be more; all bottles carry the disgorgement date on the back label. This is tasty, saline and profound beyond the price point. This is the old l'Hereu, a value cava that is now their flagship wine that showcases the complexity, freshness and depth, very much alive.