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The harvest of hope

The days just before the harvest days are almost like organizing a wedding. Looking up at the sky again and again, general excitement, an underlying feeling of nervousness that increases as the day gets closer.  The most important task during the preceding days is to visit each plot to see the maturity level of the […]

Raventós i Blanc, the most mineral estate

The singularity of the geology of the Conca del Riu Anoia is what enables us to show off our wines just as they are: mineral and saline. The history of the soils from the Raventós i Blanc estate – framed in the geographic area of the Conca del Riu Anoia – not only contain the […]

Can Sumoi

Visitors to the farm is always good news. There are those who, sometimes, bring you pastries from the other side of the world with labels that you’re not even capable of understanding, those who give you their best smiles and those who pass by without saying anything, but at the end – like everything in […]

Lost traditions

A popular tradition which exists in several European countries, customary since ages past and carried out in an artisan way once a year, coinciding with the coldest months of winter, which provide the best possible conditions for manipulating the fat and meat from the pig. It continues today but is no longer performed like it […]

The poetry hidden behind pruning

It’s winter; the time has come. The vine is asleep; all energy is directed towards the roots and the life is mainly found in the soil. The most intimate contact between man and nature occurs during pruning. Observe, breathe, walk around and sense, above all sense. Before we prune, we must first study the vineyard, […]

Wine readings

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”  Louis Pasteur. In spite of being quite in agreement with what Louis Pasteur preached, we also believe in the magic of books. You are not a true fan of wine without a good wine cellar (full) of publications. Often, choosing a […]

Natural Wines, Raw Wine and New York

“If the rise of the natural movement has been of any use, it has been to raise awareness of man’s intervention in winemaking.” Josep Pitu Roca. Natural wine has changed the landscape. A lot has been said recently about the rise of the natural wine movement. Natural wines have existed since time immemorial. In fact, the first […]

When everything comes full circle

“Our work, basically, is like an artist’s. We strive to obtain the best possible grapes and wine from each plot.” This is how Pepe defines his passion, his work. This is how the harvest begins for us, finalizing sketches and creations, the most longed-for moment of the year. The moment when anything is possible. Just […]

Who lives in our vineyards?

The biodiversity of the estate allows us to combine and preserve tradition and heritage. The centuries-old winegrowing tradition of the estate and the nearby forest and lake as well as the historical natural heritage of flora and fauna. A group of experts has therefore been studying our estate and its habitat and, with their help, we […]

Harvest 2016 at Raventós i Blanc

16.09.2016

Water is what the vines most want now. We come from a very dry year 2015 (310mm of rain, when the average is about 550mm). During the autumn it rained very little and the water reserves of the soil weren’t filled. In early spring we had some rain that helped us to have a good […]

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