Raventos i Blanc Gran Reserva de la Finca 2003

Raventos i Blanc Gran Reserva de la Finca 2003

This is the top level wine from Raventos i Blanc, well that is imported to Australia anyway. There are a couple of other top level wines in the range that don’t make it out here.  Its a blend of the traditonal white cava grapes with 10% chardonay and 5% pinot noir.  Aged for 36 months in bottle and available to drink just in time for Christmas.  There is a nice little diagram on the back showing all the vineyards that go into making this wine.

A clean crisp nose of apples and lemons with freshly baked bread slathered with wild honey and some white flowers. Focused style cava, really fresh and balanced.  Just the right amount of bubble. Apples lemon and limes in the mouth topped off by a long, creamy finish with a lime and orange sherbet tang.  You have to watch yourself with this one, the bottle was gone within minutes.  93 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $55 Closure: Conventional Cork

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