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    207
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

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  • Food Pairing

    Sole Meuniere, Smoked salmon & grilled langoustine

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The Story

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

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Wine Information

Alcohol content: 12 % Vol.

Acidity: 7,2 g/L tartaric acid

pH: 2.94

Total sugars: 1,5 g/L

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Vintage 2011

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.

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Straw

ending

Long and Lingering

flavors

Apricot, Toasty, Mineral and White fruits

nose

Open, Complex, Generous and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Well-Integrated, Developing, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Ripe, Elegant and Dry

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is straw and medium. On the nose it is open, complex, generous and refined. The taste is ripe, elegant, refined,voluptuous, and dry, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with well-integrated, balanced structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has apricot, toasty, white fruits and mineral flavours. The finish is long and lingering. This wine is fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years.
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Origin

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Penedès

Drinking temperature

7-9C

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