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Raventós i Blanc de Nit 2020

Raventós i Blanc de Nit

2020
Alluringly exquisite

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Spec sheet

TypeCava
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.0%

The wine

This is a Cava, in a delicate shade of pink, which can’t quite hide its true soul, a white wine at heart. A very fine sparkling wine, with plenty of character, which combines all the elegance and exquisiteness of a white Cava with the alluring power of a rosé, and additional complexity. With every sip you experience the region’s character, the austere and frank nature of a dry, Mediterranean palate. Imbued with precision, discernment and elegance, customary traits of this house. An absolute delight.

What does this wine taste like?

De Nit is pale and bubbly in the glass, with a delicate pink color that fails to hide the true soul of white wine from this great sparkling wine. The character of the region, the austerity and openness of a dry and Mediterranean palate are felt on every sip. Its nose is deliciously scented, subtle and elegant, with aniseed aromas reminiscent of wild fennel, and floral hints of rose petals. The transparency of the calcareous soils and the slight bitter note of its end, probably due to the skins of the monastrell, round a tasty and balanced wine that appears in the list of preferred bubbles of any fan who has had the opportunity to taste it.

View
Pale pink / Salmon glints
Bouquet
Citrus fruits / White fruit / Cherries
Mouth
Vibrant / Good acidity / Smooth / Well-integrated carbonic acid

Drinking and storing

This Cava is very fragrant and best suits a wide glass, tulip or white wine style. If you’d like to relive its seductive appeal, you can hold on to a few bottles for a couple more years.

Serve between 8ºC and 10ºC

Food pairing

aperitivos
Snacks and appetizers
mariscos
Seafood
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
pescados
Fish

Aperitifs / Roasted poultry / Grilled squid

Ratings and awards

201591+ PK
201391 PK
201190 PK
200993 PK90 PN
200891 PK90 PN
200690 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The very pale sparkling rosé 2016 De Nit is a blend of Xarello, Macabeo, Parellada and around 5% Monastrell—so, it's not a bleeding of red grapes but a blend of white grapes with a bit of red to give it a little color. This is their signature rosé, with the soul of a white. It keeps all the character of the place and has a little bit of color, very little—it's extremely pale, and some could say it's a white. It has the dry, austere and direct palate of all of these wines, a dry and tasty palate. 2016 seems like a superb vintage for this bottling. This is adjusted to three grams of residual sugar. 180,000 bottles, some 4,500 magnums and 8,000 half-bottles were produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/08/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 92 PARKER

Super-pale pink, more like an onion-skin orange. Smells like clementine skin. Strained-yogurt-creamy raspberry mousse tagged with fresh lovage and apple mint and bitter sorrel. Elegant and yet sassy. Tango on heels danced backwards. Stony, a touch salty, sour cherries and grapefruit pith. Lovely substance and chew.

— Tamlyn Currin (01/06/2021)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2018 - 16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

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Winemaking

The entry into the cellar is made by gravity and the grapes are protected at each stage with carbonic snow. The pressing is slow and smooth, and the delicate must obtained ferments at a controlled temperature, with each soil and each variety being treated separately.

After the first fermentations, the wines are assembled and bottled to carry out the second fermentation in some bottles in which they will remain for 18 months. At the time of disgorgement (always indicated on the back label), no liquor of any expedition is added, to respect the spontaneous nature of the wine.

Ageing period18 months

Vineyards

Pepe Raventós was very clear since De Nit began to hover over his head that he would need an ink grape that would add complexity to the wine without subtracting freshness and found just what he was looking for in the monastrell grapes on the west side of the Serral hill. There, the deep soils of clay-loam texture bring freshness and elegance to the grape that marks De Nit with its personality.

The works in the vineyard are governed by biodynamic principles while the soils are covered with spontaneous vegetation. All the viticultural practices in Raventós i Blanc aim to promote biodiversity and the natural fertility of the soil, giving the vines a great liveliness that we will later find in each De Nit cup.

The winery

Raventós i Blanc

Raventós i Blanc

Raventós i Blanc is virtually a synonym of traditional and family-run winemaking. The farm where their wines are made has belonged to the Raventós family since 1497. Twenty-one generations have lived and worked here among spectacular vineyards and woodland, located in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, the sparkling wine capital of Catalonia. The family keep records certifying that they were already making wine here for home consumption and selling must to other winemakers...

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