Raventos Textures de Pedra Blanc de Negres 2015, Conca del Riu Anoia, Catalunya, Spain

The exploration of 3 local red varieties: Xarel.lo Vermell, Bastard Negre and Sumoll. Textures de Pedra is the highest expression of the Mediterranean varieties, the Penedès climate, the stony soils of Conca del Riu Anoia and the result of a long aging on the lees, a ‘Blanc de Negres’ which is concentrated on the palate and has great potential for aging. The grapes enter the winery by gravity. At each stage, the atmosphere is controlled by dry ice. Slow pressing at low pressures. Static sedimentation at low temperatures. First fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Assemblage and second fermentation in the bottle with a minimum ageing period of 42 months in a horizontal position. No ‘liqueur d’expédition’ added. Disgorging date stated on the back label.