2020 Josep Maria Raventos i Blanc Brut Blanc de Blancs Vino Espumoso, Penedes, Spain

2020 Josep Maria Raventos i Blanc Brut Blanc de Blancs Vino Espumoso, Penedes, Spain

$23.95

Description

“A firm backbone of Meyer lemon peel acidity frames this vivid sparkler, enmeshed with rich notes of lightly charred toast and smoked almond, backed by flavors of ripe white cherry and peach fruit. Hints of thyme and anise play on the finish. Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada and Malvasia de Sitges. Drink now through 2025.” – 91 points, Wine Spectator #29/Top 100 – 2022

“The impressive 2020 Blanc de Blancs comes from a catastrophic vintage when they lost a huge amount of grapes due to mildew, which forced them to purchase more grape from growers. This is very expressive, their youngest wine, from a vintage of concentration and power, a blend of 45% Xarel-lo, 40% Macabeo, 12% Parellada and 3% Malvasía de Sitges, a grape they are using to give the wine more freshness, as the variety keeps the acidity. This ages for a minimum of 18 months sur lie, but it might be more; all bottles carry the disgorgement date on the back label. This is tasty, saline and profound beyond the price point. This is the old l’Hereu, a value Cava that is now their flagship wine that showcases the complexity, freshness and depth, very much alive. 2022-2027” – 92 points, Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez) – Sept 2022

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