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Raventos i Blanc Conca Del Riu Anoia de Nit Brut Rosé 2013

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SKU 05950

750ml

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'De Nit' is a blend of Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parrellada with the addition of 5% Monastrell for complexity and its pale pink color. Innovating through the monastrell variety which brings complexity and elegance in colour, maintaining the usual freshness and concentration of our sparklings. The grapes are harvested by hand and rapidly delivered to the winery, where they are processed via a gravity flow system. At each stage of the production process the atmosphere is controlled by dry ice. Assemblage is followed by bottle fermentation and ageing for at least 15 months in the neck-down position. All grapes come from estate-owned, biodynamically-farmed vineyards in the Anoia River valley. The primary fermentation is in stainless steel with the secondary fermentation in bottle. It is aged for at least 18 months on the lees before release. 'De Nit' means 'Of the Night' in Catalan.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Country Spain
Region Emporda-Costa Brava
Appellation Catalunya
Brand Raventos i Blanc
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 De Nit is a blend of the three classical white grapes from the region, Macabeo, Xarello, Parellada and a pinch (5%) of red Monastrell sourced from the historical Viña de la Plana. The wine had an average of 24 months in contact with the lees (18 for the first disgorgement and up to 30 for the last bottles before they finish the vintage and start with a new one). The color is extremely pale (it could even pass as a Blanc de Noir) and the nose is very similar to the 2013 L'Hereu, perhaps not as fine, with very nice, clean fruit. The palate might have a little more weight, with faint flower notes, very good acidity and a little bit of tannin coupled with acidity that gives it length and persistence and a distinct elegant rusticity. I'm not a great fan of pink sparkling wine in general, but I'm a fan of this one. This is a perfect aperitif wine.

Luis Gutierrez