Raventos i Blanc Textures de Pedra 2014

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Xarel·Lo is a native variety that is planted on 50% of the entire estate. It is the first to bud, has the longest cycle of all our varieties, and at the harvest has the best sugar-acidity-intensity balance. It is our seal of identity, the variety that allows the long ageing of our sparkling wines, due to its good agricultural performance and its aromatic and taste potential. Parellada is a moderately vigorous and rustic but at the same time sensitive to rain during the ripening period. The white harvest always ends with this variety. Native variety well-adapted to the high parts of the Penedès.

The 2014 Textures de Pedra comes from a dry year that was warmer than 2013 but a little cooler than 2015, and the wine reflects that. It comes from their higher-altitude vineyard (some 250 meters in altitude) with alluvial soils covered by boulders á la Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which give very low yields. With time, the clay has been washed down to the lower-altitude places, and this part has remained stony and poor, which is the character the soil transmits to the wine. This is sold one year later than the De la Finca, after some four years in bottle with the lees. This is a serious, austere and mineral sparkling wine with a very strong mineral sensation and a dry, salty finish. They started fermenting the base wine in concrete in 2017, and this is still produced in stainless steel.