This January, Jane Anson, in her column "What I've been drinking this month", has tasted our De La Finca 2015. "It's deliciously fresh in its structure, in a deceptive way, since citrus flavors and Elderflower develop smoothly on the palate and remain with a brilliant tenacity. "
International Wine Review reveals the best wines that they tasted in 2018. Among them, organized by countries, we find our sparkling wines: De la Finca, Blanc de Blancs and De Nit.
Our Textures de Pedra among "The best wines of Spain"; the best wines of the moment in an essential selection by Pilar Molestina.
Josh Raynolds has scored our De Nit with 91 points and has highlighted it on the front page and among his Favorites in Vinous.
The wine critic, Guénaël Revel, specialized in Champagne wines, writes a tasting note of our Manuel Raventós Negra.
Bill Zacharkiw chosesTop 10 sparkling wines that cost less than $30. With more than 200 under-$30 sparkling wines available, the choice can be overwhelming. Here are his personal favourites
Alison Napjuis writes an article on Wine Spectator and recognized our De la Finca with 90 points and describe it as "elegant and harmonious."
Vinpair is one of the most important online lifestyle magazine.
In this article they recommend us some wines to enjoy during summer. Among them; our Blanc de Blancs.
Vintips, norweigen magazine, have selected 2 of our sparkling wines as the best among other 7. De la Finca and Textures de Pedra selected.
Bonne année… avec du cava espagnol! “En ces fêtes de fin d’année, nous avions décidé de cuisiner un menu spécial, pensé autour de trois cavas de la bodega Raventós i Blanc, histoire de sortir un peu des sentiers battus.”
Sparkling wines Tasting. "Raventos i Blanc De la Finca, sparkling of the Conca of the Riu Anoia, are those of which you would like to have always by your side, of those who never disappoint you. It is an encounter with harmony. "
For holiday Season. “This sparkler comes from one of the families that founded Cava just outside of Barcelona, Spain, but they’ve since parted ways and are establishing their own, more quality focused área with tighter restrictions on vinification and yield.”
Spurrier’s World. Steven Spurrier recommend his favorite wines. “Textures de Pedra 2012: Very pale rosé-coloured cuvee based on three local red grapes – Xarel-lo Vermell, Sumoll and Bastard Negre – from the producer’s highest vineyards. Sensational fruit structure, bone dry.”
Wine Match. Raventós i Blanc Silencis with Manchego cheese.
“This is made for 50 year old Xarel.lo planted in calcareous soil, unoaked and aged on the lees. The salty character of the wine will match perfectly with Manchego cheese. And the personality of the Xarel.lo gives spice aromas such as fennel.”
Manuel Raventós Negra 2008 “La última edición del brut más especial de Raventós i Blanc no dejará a nadie indiferente. Una botella excepcional destinada a ocupar el pódium de los mejores espumosos de la historia de la propiedad.”
Jancis Robinson Blogs. Jancis Robinson. UK. 21 November 2015. “Raventós i Blanc, Textures de Pedra 2011, Conca del Riu Anoia”.
Jancis Robinson taste the new reléase Blanc de Noirs of Raventós I Blanc and give a score of 17/20. This s a wine to seriously challenge the Cava status quo. Admirable persistence.”
El diario The Gazette destaca nuestro espumoso Reserva Brut
El Top de las grandes cavas españolas.
Una selección de diez espumosos nacionales de gran calidad entre los que destaca el espumoso Manuel Raventós
Steven Spurrier recommends a cava from Raventós i Blanc, Gran Reserva de la Finca 2006.“It stands out for its pleasant aroma of lemon and white flowers in the nose, very tasty with light mineral touches. Perfect to accompany any meal. It is recommended to be drunk between 2011 and 2015”.
The section LO M+S DESTACADO, by Guillermo Neffke, presents the wine 11 d’Isabel Negra 2007, from Raventós i Blanc, made entirely with grapes from the winery estate.“A veritable declaration of intentions by Pepe Raventós, a commitment to quality high-end wines, working his own vineyards and taking full advantage of the possibilities of the estate.”
Cupatges magazine, in its section “Aparador de cavas”, highlights Manuel Raventós 2003 from Raventós i Blanc as a special designer cava, with very long ageing. After a painstaking manual harvest and slow pressing at low pressures, the must undergoes alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel vats, with each plot kept separate. The cava is aged for 7 years in the bottle in a horizontal position, before manual clarification in racks. This cava was brought into being in 1991 by Manuel Raventós.
The section “El Tast” in 3 de Vuit, written by Jordi Melendo, is devoted to Manuel Raventós 2003 Clos del Serral cava.
The section The best wines from Spain offers a tasting of Spanish products in English, to provide a more general overview. Among these wines is Silencis 2009 from Raventós i Blanc, a white wine with an intense nose and fruity aromas. In the mouth it is crisp, with fruity notes, with a certain bittersweet character and excellent structure. Fairly crisp and with a spicy touch at the end.
Andrew Jefford, in an article devoted to Catalan cavas, highlights Manuel Raventós cava, from Raventós i Blanc. He refers to Raventós i Blanc as one of the wineries with the best cavas, among them Manuel Raventós, a product made using the grape varieties from El Clos del Serral plot, a city cava with an air of crispness.
La Etiqueta magazine, in its section “La Enoteca especial de Marca”, highlights Silencis 2009 wine from Raventós i Blanc.“Very pleasant, very fine in the nose, with aromas of bitter citrus, henna and smoky and mineral notes. Fat in the mouth, well-structured, with excellent acidity. Hints of spices and nuts in the aftertaste. A very interesting wine”.
Cupatges magazine recommends De Nit 2007 and Silencis 2009, from Raventós i Blanc. “A clean, pure aroma which gradually reveals citrus aromas recalling white fruit, strawberry and a touch of blackcurrant. This is a dynamic, elegant cava which begs to be tasted to discover its potential and enjoy a texture packed with crispness and sensuality. Silencis 2009, made with 100% Xarel·lo grapes, is a local, modern wine. It offers earthy but mature notes, and a pleasant touch of aniseed which brings out the subtlety of a Xarel·lo which has been very well cared for on the vine. The palate is dynamic and potent. A compact but fat wine which evidences efforts to achieve quality.”
“Xarel·lo in the Penedès stands as the modern local variety in wines which set out to represent the region. This is the slogan of Silencis, a wine which left sceptics of unctuous wines open-mouthed and which proclaims to the four winds the balance and crispness of the new white wines.” In the words of the sommelier at ElBulli, Ferran Centelles, it is “A compact but fat wine which evidences efforts to achieve quality.” This is a wine to listen to in silence and concentrate on what the wine is saying.
In the section "Los mejores vinos" of Vino + Gastronomia magazine, just three hundred products were chosen out of thousands. A wine yearbook which includes the cream of the Spanish market today. Second place among sparkling wines went to Manuel Raventós 2002 cava from Raventós i Blanc, with 91 points.
Wine Spectator magazine highlights Manuel Raventós 2002 cava, with the highest score ever earned by a cava in this publication.It describes it as a cava with a rich range of flavours set in a light body with features of its own which make it a truly elegant cava.
Raventós i Blanc backs the plan proposed by the Penedès wine denomination to foster the specific character of the region’s white wines by relying on xarel·lo, the local variety and almost the only one used in this area. Silencis 2009 from Raventós i Blanc is a fine example of this.
Jordi Melendo, en el apartado El Tast, del diario el 3 de Vuit, presenta el vino Silencis 2009, como un vino de alta calidad, que sabe expresar el lugar del que proceden.
“En el trabajo de la viña se aplica el máximo esfuerzo, siguiendo la filosofía de esta bodega, que es aquí donde está el secreto para conseguir vinos de alta calidad y que expresen el lugar del que proceden. Fermentación separada en depósitos de acero inoxidable y crianza sobre las lías en barrica de roble francés. En la cata encontramos un vino de color amarillo paja, brillante. Aromas de fruta madura, entre los que destaca la pera, con un agradable toque de anís que nos acerca a la sutilidad del xarel·lo. En boca, es potente, sabroso, graso, con cierta mineralidad, con una equilibrada acidez y buena conjunción”.
Manuel Raventós 2002 among the winners at the 2009 Elmundovino.com prizes.
In Time Out magazine, an article in the Crítica column entitled “Party on!” highlights the high note on which Manuel Raventós cava seems to be beginning 2010, with top ratings in the national guides. “Its long ageing for seven years makes it a wine with lots of body, able to accompany all the complexity of a good meal. Its colour, deep and golden, with compact bubbles, begs for it to be served in a tulip glass. The notes of honey and lemon, of toasted cereals, give it a special pedigree. Raventós i Blanc have deep roots in the history of cava in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. The saltiness of this cava makes it special and different: it has the character of tradition and the originality of a good combination of old vines and judicious winemaking. Ferran Centelles, sommelier at ElBulli says of it, “The memory of it is infinite”, and “Just opening a bottle of Manuel Raventós 2002 makes it a party.”
The “Vins i Licors” section of the daily newspaper Avui recommends two products, one of them Rosa 2008 from Raventós i Blanc.
A restaurateur by vocation, Francisco Patón, is Food and Drink Manager at Derby Hoteles and imparts knowledge every day in the dining room of Europa Decó (Madrid). His sensitivity towards sparkling wines is revealed in every line of his heartfelt tasting notes. In his monthly wine tasting column in Esquire, he describes Manuel Raventós, the cava by Raventós i Blanc, as a product which reveals its charms gradually.
In the section “Vins i Licors” in the “Sortim” supplement to the daily newspaper Avui, two products are recommended, one of them L’Hereu Reserva 2007 from Raventós i Blanc.In the mouth this is a crisp, tasty, fruity cava with a balanced acidity, creamy bubbles and a long finish.
Manuel Raventós: Jolie coleur dorée, brillante et vive. Ce cava exprime une belle maturité, une certaine évolution en bouteille. Nez plein, puissant mais délicat. Compact et élégant, parfait équilibre entre vinosité et fraîcheur. Un cava d’auteur (8000 bouteilles seulement) comme l’aime à présenter la cave. Frédéric Galtier.
It its La Bodega del Baco section Gran Reserva de la Finca 2004 cava from Raventós i Blanc is given a rating of 9.5, highlighting it as an elegant, very tasty product.
Restauradores magazine recommends Gran Reserva de la Finca 2005. Gran Reserva de la Finca 2005 stands out for its brilliant straw-yellow colour. In the nose, typical notes of toast and ripe white fruit can be detected, with an explosion of fruit aromas resulting from the evolution of the Xarel·lo grapes, fine and creamy. In the mouth its crispness stands out, with plenty of bubbles; it is aromatic, broad and creamy, with the excitement of long ageing and it clearly recalls the original fruit.
La revista Cellier en su apartado “Sparkling wines” presenta algunos espumosos de diferentes partes del mundo, en España destaca L’Hereu Brut 2006, de Raventós i Blanc, “un cava con una sólida personalidad ideal para acompañar aperitivos”.
L’Hereu : Crisp, green fruit and fresh acidity on the nose, bone-dry palate with good fresh fruit on mid and a citrus finish. John radford.
L’Hereu: Worth its price. Substantially tight and dry with a bitter and a bit clumsy appearance
De Nit: Un cava intrigante, Un vino con una coreografía llena de misterio. Meritxell Falgueras.
Elisabet Raventós: Their Elisabet Raventos 2001 Cava is just about the most beautiful sparkling wine I have ever tasted. The range of cava being produced and indeed the prices they can command are vast. Claire Dodd
Elisabet Raventós: Another prestigious Cava label is Raventos i Blanc. We happily sampled a bottle of their Blanc Elisabet