Our dream is that the Raventós i Blanc wines of this new era will have their own name. So, drawing inspiration from the book La Vida al Camp, by Jaume Raventós (1898), we want to recover the name Conca del Riu Anoia. This small geographical area will help us to better understand and convey our viticultural traditions, the strength of our land, our unique grape varieties and the characteristics of our soils: in short, the way we make sparkling wines.
We chose the name Conca del Riu Anoia because we feel a strong connection to this geographical area, enshrined in a little corner of the world near the River Anoia. We can look out over this landscape from the Serral woods in the northern part of our estate.
CONCA DEL RIU ANOIA AS A REGION is defined by four characteristics:
- The geological history of its soil formation.
- The climate of the eastern Penedès.
- The presence of three native grape varieties: Xarel•lo, Macabeo and Parellada.
- A winemaking tradition that dates back over one thousand years!
CONCA DEL RIU ANOIA means adhering to these requirements and commitments:
1.- The wine must be 100% estate produced and bottled. The winery may not buy finished wine or ageing bottles and may not have done so in the three years prior to joining the new DO.
2.- The wine must be at Minimum 80% Estate grown. The following restrictions will be enforced:
The grower must demonstrate a 100% dedication to agriculture.
There must be oversight and control of any third-party viticultural company employed.
The vineyard must be an average of at least 10 years old. At least 20 years old would be ideal.
The vines must be cropped to a maximum of 10,000 kg/ha.
The date of harvest will be determined by the taste of the berries, the sugar/acid balance, the health of the vine and the weather forecast.
All grapes will be hand-picked and transported in containers weighing less than 2,000 lbs. "Whole Grape Winery"
3.- 100% organic and biodynamic viticulture.
4.- 100% Native Grape Varieties in all cuvees.
5.- Must age for at least 18 months.
6.- Always vintage, nature comes first.
7.- Origin Valley of the River Anoia. This area extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the Catalan Mountains and from the River Anoia to the River Foix. Everything will be determined based on geology.
CONCA DEL RIU ANOIA
The following requirements and commitments must be adhered to: