Pepe Raventós Xarelo-Lo 2016, Vinya Del Noguer, Penedès, Spain

Raventós i Blanc is the story of a family inextricably linked to their land, a winemaking tradition going back over 500 years, proven by ancient documents still held at the estate. The Raventós i Blanc estate, which has belonged to the Raventós family since 1497, covers 300 acres of vineyards, woodlands and a lake in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. In keeping with his passion for constant innovation, some years ago Pepe began to experiment with making the purest wines in the garage of his home. The still Xarel-lo comes from the Noguer Alt plot on top of the Mas del Serral. The vines on this plot are almost 50 years old. The wine is fermented in cement and clay. The willingness to show his wines as they are, encouraged him to make wine without additives as a way of working and understanding life. Soil type: Clay, Limestone. Vessel type: Clay Pot – Amphora. Unfined, Unfiltered, No added sulphites.