Our winery is prominently featured in this report on sparkling wines from the Penedès, in which 3 of our wines are tasted.
Tasting a selection of ten wines including six of North American origin and four of our own.
One of the most recognized signatures in the world of wine brings us closer to the history of Raventós i Blanc and the figure of Pepe Raventós.
Tasting of seven sparkling wines with the presence of our De la Finca 2020, whose salinity stands out.
This tasting features 6 rosé sparkling wines (3 Catalan and 3 from other Spanish regions), including our De Nit 2021.
De Nit 2021 among the 15 rosé sparkling wines tasted in this article that recalls our defense of the Conca del Riu Anoia.
Rated 94 points out of 100, the author highlights its ability to stand out from other sparkling wines in the area.
In the "sparkling wines from around the world" category, Manuel Raventós 2015 scored 93 points and is at the top of the list among a total of 25 wines tasted.
Manuel Raventós 2016 is number 1 on the list of "Sparkling wines from other regions" with 17.5 points out of a maximum of 20.
The prestigious American magazine points out 15 sparkling rosés among which is our De Nit 2020, one of only two Spanish wines.
In this article the author selects a total of 8 rosé wines. Among them is our De Nit 2021, being the only Spanish wine.
Elisabeth Gabay MW reviews part of the history of Catalan sparkling wines and takes the opportunity to taste several wines. Among all of them, our De Nit 2020 stands out, being the best scored with 93 points.
Article that reviews our De la Finca 2019 and highlights the 93 points obtained by Robert Parker. It also describes the history of our winery and our work in biodynamics.
Blanc de Blancs 2020 is one of the best 2022 sparkling wines selected by the Spanish Association of Wine Journalists and Writers, in the sparkling wines category.
Manuel Raventós selected among the best sparkling wines of the month, recommended in the first 2023 edition of the Spanish wine magazine: "One of those sparkling wines that never fails. Its elegance and above all lingering flavors are the winning horse and the fact why it never fails."
De Nit chosen as the wine of the week in its magnum format in the American lifestyle magazine. In the article it is said that the magnum format is the best option to drink on a long weekend, such as to celebrate Labor Day.
The Conca del Riu Anoia sparkling wines obtained magnificent scores in the spring tasting of the British journalist Jancis Robinson. The most outstanding score is for Manuel Raventós 2014 with 17.5 points followed by Textures de Pedra 2017 and 2014 with 17 points and De La Finca 2018 with 17 points. It also scores our Blanc de Blancs 2019 and De Nit 2019 with 16.5 points.
The American magazine Wine&Spirits, in its summer special article “Summer Sparkles” highlights our De Nit 2019 and Textures de Pedra 2016. De Nit achieves the maximum score of the list with the beautiful 94 points.
Our sparkling wines rated on the American wine blog run by Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler. De Nit 2019 with 92 points and Manuel Raventós 2014 with 94. “Raventós is an extraordinary Sparkling producer and we enjoy tasting their sparkling wines annually. These three new releases are top-of-the line.”
De la Finca 2018 heads the December tasting by the wine world magazine Mi Vino. Dedicating a
refreshing tasting note:
“Very fine and complex aromas reminiscent of hay, wild flowers and details of breadcrumbs and raw
almonds. Elegant on the palate with a structure that makes the nuances last over time. Its sensation of
freshness and salinity is the key to its gastronomic versatility.”
Certainly the best gift this Christmas is a good toasr with Mas del Serral. According to the journalist
and wine critic, she strongly recommends the D.O of the Anoia River Basin, passionately highlighting
the Cuvee del Mas del Serral.
Our sparkling Enfant terrible, Textures de Pedra 2016, is chosen by the wine critic in his selection of 10
sparkling wines and their personalities. In this case, this cuvee is aimed at the most lunatic of the terroir.
This mousseaux is defined as a mineral bomb from the Conca del Riu Anoia. Freshness, tension and
The famous North American wine critic Eric Asimov mentions our sparkling De Nit 2018 for the third consecutive year in the acclaimed American newspaper. Asimov emphasises that it is the “best deal” of all Spanish sparkling wines. This Cuvee made with three traditional varieties of cava par excellence— Parellada, Macabeu and Monastrell—crowned with the phrase: “dry, spicy and very delicious”.
The disruptive press Esquire chooses the new Manuel Raventós 2013 vintage as the only sparkling among the selection of the 10 best Spanish wines starting at € 50.
The American wine magazine with the most circulation in the North American market; Wine & Spirits, our 2018 De Nit vintage gives us an exceptional score. In the August edition of Wine & Spirits our De Nit 2018 is present in the “Best Buy” list and awarded with 94 points, with this beautiful quote by Joshua Greene.
Textures de Pedra pairs perfectly with chef Rafa Soler's cuisine, choosing it as the only sparkling wine with which he recommends pairing it with one of the 3 recipes he shares.
Restauradores magazine makes a report on chef Rafa Soler Audrey's restaurant Audrey's, in which he shares 3 recipes from his kitchen, accompanying these recipes with the perfect pairing.
De Nit live on American television. Vanessa Price, on the US morning show USA TODAY, shows her recommendations to celebrate Valentine's Day. De Nit is her first suggestion, and she pairs it with Sushi, defining it as a perfect choice.
The international fashion magazine selects Blanc de Blancs as a delicious drinking sparkling wine with low alcohol content. In journalist Rozalynn S. Frazier's amusing article "16 stellar low-alcohol wines that won't give you a hangover" Blanc de Blancs is the only Spanish sparkling wine among the selected wines from around the world.
Texturas de Pedra 2016 one of the favourite wines to celebrate the holidays according to Javier Alaya. In the first issue of the year of Selectus Wine the best sparkling wines to celebrate the holidays are named in the article "Celebration Bubbles", highlighting the new vintage of Texturas de Pedra.
The Canadian newspaper Montreal Gazzet selects De Nit among the best sparkling wines to celebrate the end of the year, as one of the exceptional sparkling wines between $20 and $30.
Our De Nit: " It’s stupid delicious.". Different experts from the wine world recommend their favorite wines to celebrate the end of the year in the article "What Corks Will Wine Pros Be Popping on NYE". Andy Myers, beverage director at José Andrés's ThinkFoodGroup, recommends our De Nit to say goodbye to the year, with a very unique description of, and with respectful and beautiful words about Pepe.
The renowned Spanish wine critic Juan Fernández Cuesta selects our De la Finca as one of the best wines to celebrate the holidays. In addition, he said that is an immense white in his tasting note, he scores it with 94 points.
The business and company magazine Forbes from the Czech Republic selects 12 sparkling wines from around the world to celebrate the holidays. De la Finca 2015 is the only Spanish sparkling wine selected in his list, the journalist defines it as light and elegant.
Textures de Pedra 2013 the only Spanish sparkling wine selected in its annual compilation of the best wines to buy in 2020, by the prestigious industry magazine Wine&Spirits, in addition to scoring it with 93 points.
Textures de Pedra 2016 is one of the top 10 sparkling wines recommended by journalist Ferran Imedio to celebrate the end of the year, in its selection of "Bubbles to forget this 2020".
The new vintage of Textures de Pedra described as "extraordinary and complex” in Mi Vino. The journalist Antonio Candenas in his selection: “Never miss a bubble” highlights in the first place our blanc de noire.
The American magazine in its special Christmas event "Classic at home" conducted an online tasting with the journalist Ray Isle in which Blanc de Blanc was present among the sparkling wines he tasted.
De Nit qualified as extraordinary and sublime by the wine writer Dave Mcintyre in the prestigious American newspaper: The Washington Post. Our sparkling wine is selected among the 5 wines of the moment and of "Great Value" among options from all over the world.
Manuel Raventós selected as one of the world's luxury sparkling wines to celebrate the holidays. The German magazine "Falstaff" selects our signature sparkling wine among the 11 luxury sparkling wines for Christmas, competing with top level champagnes. In addition, it is the only Spanish sparkling wine in the selection, and they highlight that the best vintages of this sparkling wine are: 2013, 2012, 2010.
De la Finca 2016 has been selected as a “Hidden Gems” among the wine critic Michael Schachner's selection of Spanish wines. In his article: "There's a Spanish Wine for Every Drinker" De la Finca is the only sparkling wine in his selection of "Hidden Gems". In addition, the critic scores it with 91 points.
In the compilation of the best wines of Spain of the magazine Restauradores we find; In the section of the best sparkling wines our Textures de Pedra 2014 , placed among the top sparkling wines with 94.5 points.
In the October issue of the prestigious American wine magazine, Wine Spectator,
The wine critic Alison Napjus selects Manuel Raventós 2012, Blanc de Blanc 2017 and De Nit 2017 among her recommendation of Spanish wines. Scoring them with 91, 90 and 89 points respectively.
De Nit Spanish wine of the week in the Canadian newspaper Le Press+. The sommelier Véronique Rivest has selected our sparkling De Nit in her recommendation of the 3 best wines of the week from the Iberian Peninsula.
The renowned critic Eric Asimov has chosen De Nit for his selection of 12 sparkling wines for the summer in the world reference newspaper The New York Times. In his article “12 Summer Sparkling Wines, because who needs a Reason”, praising our rosé and our winemaking philosophy.
In the June issue of MIVINO magazine we not only appear with our sparkling Blanc de Blanc, but in the section: History and Curiosities of Wine they write about Raventós i Blanc and the recovery of animal traction in the winery. "Raventós i Blanc, standard-bearers of biodynamic viticulture - for them, "more than a spiritual connection between man, animal, plant and earth".
J.P. Anderson asks top sommelier Belinda Chang about her top 5 sparkling wines. And Raventós i Blanc de Nit appears on your favorites list .“We just learned to love Cava a few years ago, and then Pepe Raventos left the Cava appellation, aiming to create a higher quality sparkling wines".
“Their Textures de Pedra wines come from the Més Alta vineyard, a stony site rising to 820 feet in altitude, where they grow the pink-skinned xarel-lo vermell, along with two reds, bastard negre and sumoll—using a selection of the three grapes immediately pressed off the skins. We recommended both the 2013 and 2014 vintages: Presented in a Brut Nature style, these are bold sparklers, with a silky roundness that comes from the 42 months they spent aging on lees. The 2013 has a lively lemon freshness that brightens its rich undertones of mango and papaya. The 2014 is charming in its honeyed texture and its passion fruit flavor. ”
Jancis Robinson cata Mas del Serral 2007 de Pepe Raventós.
Michael Potashnik reviews our Textures de Pedra.
Manuel Raventós 2012, with 94 points, amont the top 100 wines of 2019 by Wine & Spirits.
Ray Isle stands out our Blanc de Blancs among the best Homestead Wines in Food& Wine.
Neal Martin reviews Mas del Serral 2009 de Pepe Raventós.
El Pais Semanal reviews on our favorite sparkling rose: De Nit 2017.
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
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