Raventós i Blanc, 'De la Finca'
De la Finca sparkling wine is made with grapes from our oldest vines, planted using the gobelet system in 1964 in the Vinya dels Fòssil -- which in turn come from a selection massale of vines planted in 1888.
-Pepe Raventós, Owner & Winemaker, Raventós i Blanc
Situated on the highest terraces of the River Anoia, the Vinya dels Fòssils vineyard has marine soils with a high fossil content, characterizing the structure and the soil composition of this vineyard. It is a sparkling wine with a unique identity and personality. The vines from the Vinya dels Fòssils vineyard come from a selection massale performed by Manuel Raventós Domènech in 1888. who created the Penedès sparkling wine formula by combining the three native grape varieties, Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada. Domènech also experimented by planting small, separate plots.
The grapes for the De la Finca are farmed using biodynamic viticulture. The vineyards utilize spontaneous plant cover, which fosters biodiversity, fertility and life in the soil. They apply manure that comes from animals that live on the estate, which is composted during the winter. The grapes are hand harvested, and undergo a first fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, separating varieties and soil types, blending, and a second fermentation in the bottle. The wine is aged for a minimum of 30 months with the lees in bottle. The disgorgement date will always appear on the label.
Learn more about Raventòs i Blanc here.
Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada
Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Conca del Riu Anoia, Catalunya