Manuel Raventós Negra

Manuel Raventós Negra, descendent of Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc

2012

Manuel Raventós' personal selection of the best wines of the vintage.
Manuel Raventós Negra
2.180 bottles

Personal coupage


Manuel Raventós Negra, descendent de Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc is the personal selection Manuel Raventós makes of the best wines of the vintage. It is his personal coupage. A signature sparkling wine. For lovers of fresh wines with acidity, structure and volume, tense on the palate, with fine bubbles and aromas of toast and butter. A golden colour.

A sparkling wine that, due to its exceptional character, is only bottled in the most exceptional vintages.

Winemaking


The six years of ageing in stacks give it a bright gold colour and a marvellous structure on the palate, as well as an enveloping silky texture with a long, bitter finish typical of wines from the Conca del Riu Anoia.

The wines that Manuel Raventós selected for this vintage was Xarel·lo from diferents parcels; Xarel·lo 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.

2012 harvest


2012 was a warm Mediterranean vintage in Conca del Riu Anoia.

A mild winter brought on early budding. The spring was wet, and the rain helped to give us a good water reserve in the soil.

A dry summer with some punctual rainfall and extremely hot temperatures for our area, caused a fast ripening allowing a healthy harvest.

With the right choice of the harvest date, we avoided over ripening, maintaining a very good balance for long aging wines.

We had little rainfall during the year with 491 l/m2 (the average rainfall in the past ten years has been 526 l/m2), although it was well spread out over the vegetative cycle. The average temperature was 15ºC, the same as the average over the past ten years.

 

Interactive map of
Personal Selection MRN
2012


Xarel·loHarvested from the 1st of September. Goblet-trained vines planted between 1954 and 1974.

Xarel·lo

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.

Technical details

The other sparkling wines


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