De Nit 2017, an endless night to marvel the senses.

Rosé Sparkling Wine,(38% Xarel-lo, 26% Macabeo, 30% Parellada, 6% Monastrell) Wine from Spain, produced by Raventós i Blanc.

De Nit is a rosé sparkling based on Xarel.lo, Macabeo, Parellada and a small but significant percentage of Monastrell, which adds complexity without detracting from freshness. A very serious sparkling rosé and at the same time deliciously scented, subtle and elegant.

It is precisely the small percentage of the Monastrell de las Terrazas del Serral that provides the identity of this elegant rosé.

The varieties come from the western plots of Serral, Barbera, Plana, Prat and Viader, as well as vineyards of neighboring winegrowers. All in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. At an altitude of 120 to 170 meters above sea level.

Manual harvest with trailers weighing less than 2,500 kgs. Selection in vineyard. Gravity entry into the cellar. Low pressure pneumatic press. Pressing of Macabeo and Parellada separately. Pressing of Xarel·lo and Monastrell together. Static racking at low temperatures. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks by varieties in different tanks, with indigenous yeasts in the vineyard.

Aging in stacks on lees for at least 18 months. Organic certified cane sugar for the tirage liqueur. Clarified with bentonite and removed from the bottles with a gyro-pallet.

Picture by VilaViniteca ©

Pale pink color. Nose of anise, fennel, Mediterranean herbs and red fruit. Tasty, with many mineral sensations, a very pleasant, balanced mid palate and a slightly bitter finish.

The Raventós family has lived on this farm, at least, since 1497. Twenty-one generations working the same land with a specific microclimate, marked by the river, a lake, two streams and the Turó del Serral.
A unique setting, an ancient wine-growing tradition. The soils on which this family works are formed more than 16 million years ago. They are calcareous and contain marine fossils, which provides the ideal conditions to produce wines of high mineral expression.
The philosophy of Raventós i Blanc is to respect the balance of the estate as much as possible. The Anoia river, the Serral turó, the Raventós i Blanc lake and the estate’s forests have forged unique edaphological features and weather conditions. Some elements that are framed in the particularities of what they call the Conca del riu Anoia, an evocative name of a small and concrete piece of the world – about 7,000 hectares between the mountains of Montserrat and the Litoral and Prelitoral mountain ranges -, where all its wines.
In 2012 they decided that Raventós i Blanc left the DO Cava. It is the beginning of a new stage under the Conca del Riu Anoia, the dream of creating a new denomination of origin.

Raventós i Blanc, generations around wine.

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