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Manuel Raventós Negra, descendent de Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc is the personal selection Manuel Raventós makes of the best wines of the vintage. It is his personal coupage. A signature sparkling wine. For lovers of fresh wines with acidity, structure and volume, tense on the palate, with fine bubbles and aromas of toast and butter. A golden colour.
A sparkling wine that, due to its exceptional character, is only bottled in the most exceptional vintages.
Origin: Serral Hill, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia (3.13 ha; 120-190 metres altitude)
Soils: Several types of soils on a carbonate substrate of marine origin with a large amount of fossils from the Myocene period (16 Million years old). The soil is mainly clay-loam with water retention capacity from 300 to 120 mm
Viticulture: Organic and biodnamic farming practices.
Winemaking: The six years of ageing in stacks give it a bright gold colour and a marvellous structure on the palate, as well as an enveloping silky texture with a long, bitter finish typical of wines from the Conca del Riu Anoia.
Aged: Minimum of 70 months on the lees
Tirage sugar: Organically certified cane sugar
Clarification: Bentonite (3 g/hL)
Bottle turning: Manual in pupitres
Expedition liquor: Without addition. Brut Nature
Alcohol content: 12 % Vol.
Acidity: 7,2 g/L tartaric acid
Total sugars: 1,5 g/L
Rioja: Hot, dry weather throughout the summer set the stage for ripe, deeply flavored wines that tend to be low-acid and fruit-forward, with round tannins that will ensure positive aging over at least the coming decade.