2017 Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Blancs (750ml)

Macabeo from Catalonia, Spain

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Since 1497, twenty-one generations of the Raventos family have farmed the very same lands located in the Anoia Valley just west of Barcelona. It was the Raventos family who helped established the D.O. or "Denominación de Origen" for Spanish Cava nearly 100 years ago. In 2012, the same family who withdrew from the Cava D.O. with the dream of creating a new D.O., specific to the Anoia Valley with much stricter requirements than most of today's Cava producers who focus on maximizing production at the expense of quality. Anoia River Valley makes excellent wine for great sparkling wine. This area was once covered by the Mediterranean Sea which left behind fossilized marine life in the limestone as the sea receded over several million years that gives their sparkling wine its defining drive and vivid profile. A great terroir, add to that 18 months on the lees (Cava minimum 9 months), biodynamically estate farmed from 40 year old vines. This is not Cava.

90WS

A sleek, finely knit sparkling wine, with a backbone of mouthwatering acidity and a delicate mousse carrying flavors of crunchy green pear, salted almond and dried white cherry. A touch of briny mineral chimes in on the finish. Disgorged January 2020. Drink now through 2023. 30,000 cases made, 8,000 cases imported.

90 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Sep 2020)

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