2008 Raventos i Blanc "Manuel Raventos" Conca del Riu Anoia

SKU #1325890 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Somehow I had only tasted later releases under the Enoteca label ten years after the vintage, but they also sell a current vintage of their grand vin, a blend personally decided by Pepe Raventós father, Manuel Raventos Negra, after whom the wine is named. 2008 was not an easy vintage, but often challenging vintages result in very good wines, as seems to be the case of the 2008 Manuel Raventós Negra, a Xarello-based blend with 15% each Macabeo and Parellada, presented as a Brut Nature and disgorged at least after six years in contact with the lees. This 2008 is sharp and direct, very lively, vertical and mineral. This is probably a little thinner, but I like the austerity, the verticality it displays. This is the more evolved of the three vintages produced. 3,425 bottles produced.  (10/2016)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/8/2017 | Send Email
From one of our favorite Spanish producers in Raventos i Blanc comes this tete de cuvee, a selection personally selected by someone who is by all accounts an incredibly gifted taster, owner Manuel Raventos. This spend 72 months on the lees and shows lovely toasty and doughy qualitites, though incredible structure and freshness, all the more impressive given the length of its ageing. Only 2000 bottles of this delicious and serious wine were produced.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Penedes

Alcohol Content (%): 12