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Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia De La Finca 2019 Wine - Last Bottle

Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia De La Finca 2019

If you’ve never experienced bubbly from Conca del Riu Anoia – prepare to have your mind blown with this double 93 point Brut Nature!

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Flavor Profile: Lemongrass, ginger, lime leaf, cucumber, palm sugar, sweet orange, honey, sea spray, white pepper, anise, and oyster shells
Time on Lees: 30 months
Dosage: 0 g/L
Farming Method: Organic and Biodynamic Practices
Score: 93

Why We Love It...

We discovered Raventós i Blanc at a Champagne-focused tasting in San Francisco, put on by a top distributor, several months back. Typically, I’d taste all the Champagnes first, then move into other sparkling wines, but it was packed, I was short on time, and let’s be real…I was thirsty! Wow. Six wines in and this was as impressive a portfolio outside of Champagne as I’ve ever tasted for sparkling wine, and I’m absolutely serious when I say that these wines outperformed many top Champagnes that day. This Brut Nature was my favorite – serious, complex, nuanced, and simply delicious! 

The Raventós family has been growing grapes for wine production here since 1497. Over the last 500 years, twenty-one different generations have worked this vineyard – a 90-hectare parcel of vines, surrounded by forest, a lake, a river, a handful of streams, and a hill known as the Turó del Serral – all here in the Anoia River Basin, some 15 miles west of Barcelona.

The vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically, making use only of the native varietals that have grown in the region for 2,000 years, and divvied up into 44 separate plots that each express their own unique version of Conca del Riu Anoia – the D.O. started by Raventós i Blanc after they abandoned the Cava D.O. over a decade ago. (The Cava D.O. was actually started by the current generation's grandfather, Josep Maria Raventós). The biggest complaint was that over the years, Cava’s governing body had implemented almost no regulations to control the region’s product – and the sea of low-quality, mass-produced bubbles was dragging down the few quality producers in the area. Under their new D.O., strict rules apply to the type of grapes allowed, the maximum yields at harvest, the age of the vineyards, all with a minimum of 18 months aging on the lees (besting Champagne by an additional 3 months there), and an absolute focus exclusively on vintage wines. The results have been dramatic – and a very exciting and promising new chapter for Spanish sparkling wines!

This 2019 De La Finca hails from the oldest vines on the estate – planted in 1964 in an area of the vineyard known as Vinya dels Fòssils. Here, on the limestone bedrock that was once an ancient sea floor – and littered with 16 million-year-old marine fossils – the wines develop a highly charged mineral profile, with clay deposits adding a layer of fruitiness providing balance and depth…just like many of the great sites for world-class Champagne. The wine is remarkably pure, with bright and fresh aromas of lemongrass, ginger, and lime leaf. The palate continues down this almost Thai-reminiscent profile – with a cucumber note, that leads to a sweet orange and honey element on the finish. It’s quite dry but with plenty of fruit and sweet sensations, and a vein of spicy minerality that showcases sea spray, white pepper, anise, and oyster shells. It’s completely unique, and overwhelmingly delicious…especially at such an affordable price! The local varietal blend consists of 60% xarel·lo, 25% macabeo, and 15% parellada – all picked and fermented separately, with a native yeast fermentation occurring in stainless steel tanks. A minimum of 30 months aging on the lees allows for this supreme integration, and no dosage is added or needed. This is a trip – but in the best possible, you absolutely need to get in on this, sort of way. Grab a few today and you’ll be thrilled that you did…one of the greatest new sparkling wines you’ve probably never heard of!

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Technical Details

Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
Appellation: Penedes
Varietal: White Blends
Blend: 60% Xarel·lo, 25% Macabeo, 15% Parellada
Farming Method: Organic and Biodynamic Practices
Alcohol: 12%
Production: 4,300
Pair it with: Thailand signature crispy noodle snack – Mee Krob

Raventós i Blanc Conca del Riu Anoia De La Finca 2019

$32
$43

Retail

26
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