Crushed and Cured
Raventós i Blanc, `Textures de Pedra` Blanc de Noirs
The zero dosage enables the complex layers of fruit to shine, revealing intense aromas of fig, walnut and acacia honey which carry through to the palate. A creamy mouthfeel from the lees ageing, fine mousse and lifted acidity culminate in a long persistent finish.
Raventós i Blanc is owned by one of Spain’s historic winemaking families with a viticultural tradition dating back to 1497. JToday, Raventós i Blanc is run by Pepe Raventós, who previously worked with Hubert Lamy in Burgundy, Gaston Chiquet in Champagne and Didier Dagueneau in Pouilly-Fumé, and has inherited his grandfather’s spirit and vision.
Pepe believes in polyculture and biodiversity, and the family’s land is home to many crops and animals. Biodynamic principles are employed alongside traditional Catalan farming practices, such as horse ploughing.
The hand-picked grapes were meticulously sorted upon arrival at the winery and then each variety was vinified separately. After a gentle pressing in a pneumatic press, the must was settled at cool temperatures before undergoing a 9 to 15 day fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, using indigenous yeasts, at controlled temperatures. The wine was then aged on its lees for 48 months.
Grape Variety: Xarel-lo Vermell, Bastard Negre, Sumoll
Producer: Raventós i Blanc