Raventos i Blanc - Blanc de Blancs 2014
A very nice Cava blend - 40 % Macabeu, 40 % Xarel.lo, and 20 % Parellada from Spain near to Barcelona. Raventos i Blanc – Blanc de Blancs 2014 (86 tsomw points)
In the glass this sparkling shows a lemon-yellow color with greenish rim. Very light lively mousse.
On the nose aromas floral hints with lime, tropical fruit and grapefruit with a light butterry creaminess.
On the palate lively and crispy with nice acidity. It has a crispy texture with citrus fruit and pineapple and a light oily texture with butter notes and light bitter finish.
Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine marked by the typicity of its place of origin, the Vinya del Llac, a vineyard over 40 years’ old, which allows us to obtain a structured, fresh and complex sparkling wine.
THREE NATIVE WHITE GRAPE VARIETIES
The Vinya del Llac is a vineyard that faces north. The clay soils release water slowly throughout the vegetative cycle and, deep beneath the surface, we find calcareous bedrock with incrusted pebbles, which limit the water reserve, giving the grapes in this flagship plot more structure. The influence of the lake in this symbolic vineyard moderates the climatic conditions, avoids heatwaves and favours long ripening. It is a Blanc de Blancs due to its three native white grape varieties: Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada.
Website winery: www.raventos.com