Raventos i Blanc Conca Del Riu Anoia Brut Blanc de Blancs 2021, Catalunya, Spain

Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling wine marked by the typicity of its place of origin, the Vinya del Llac, a vineyard over 40 years old, which allows for a structured, fresh and complex sparkling wine. The Vinya del Llac is a vineyard that faces north. The clay soils release water slowly throughout the vegetative cycle and, deep beneath the surface, there is calcareous bedrock with incrusted pebbles, which limit the water reserve, giving the grapes in this flagship plot more structure. The influence of the lake in this symbolic vineyard moderates the climatic conditions, avoids heatwaves and favours long ripening. It is a Blanc de Blancs due to its three native white grape varieties: Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada. The great novelty in the 2021 vintage is the incorporation of Malvasia de Sitges in the Blanc de Blancs blend. The Malvasia de Sitges is a variety that has almost disappeared and which they have recovered from their estate. It is a variety that is complicated in viticulture, but a jewel in winemaking, since it has a vry high natural acidity. Thus, it acts as a natural acidifying, it also gives volume, it has good ripening and is intensely and arolmatically complex.